CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - During the earthquake, can you guess what the most thorough news source was for information on what locations were hit and the damages? If you guessed social networking, you guessed correctly.
The earthquake caused 5,500 Tweets per second. According to Twitter's statistics, that is more tweets per second then Osama Bin Laden's death and on par with the Japanese disasters.
WBTV's Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, explains the good side of social media during a crisis.
The good side of social media strikes again!
There are helpful tips on what to do during an earthquake at FEMA's website at: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/eq_during.shtm
To report what you experienced during the earthquake, go to the United States Geological Survey site at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/form.php?enabled=false
Mashable posted statistics regarding social media posts and the earthquake at: http://mashable.com/2011/08/23/virginia-earthquake/
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