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Join us Today: Facebook DC Live

Just one minute after the earthquake shook the East Coast yesterday 40,000 tweets were blasted out about the quake. This just shows the speed and power of social media in the times of disasters. We want to invite you to join us today at 3:00 pm EST for Facebook DC Live: Social Media’s Role in Disaster Preparedness & Response to hear more about this emerging topic.

Tune in online to see Trevor Riggen, our Senior Director of Disaster Services, discuss a survey the Red Cross conducted regarding how Americans use social media during disasters. The event will be a live webcast on Facebook here.

You can RSVP and share the event information with your communities here. If you can’t watch today, the event will be archived for viewing later. In addition, we will be releasing the full survey results and a press release this afternoon.

We hope to see you all there!

How Americans use Social Tools in Disasters: Infographic