Twitter gaining more proficiency!

 

This social networking revolution is touching higher zones. Beginning with the “Lotus Revolution” and the “Jasmine Revolution”, now it is reaching and becoming a main source of reliance in the Japanese crisis.

The earthquake and tsunami that took place in Japan this week have been catastrophes that will be remembered for a very long time in the lives on the Japanese populace. The situation in Japan has grabbed the attention of all the news from Northern Africa. BUT while Japan will recover from its misery, the “earthquake and tsunami” that North Africa has experienced in the past couple of months is irreversible and permanent. Nevertheless the means to inform the world were the same: SOCIAL NETWORKING.

After the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant expolisions, a lot of concern and unrest rose. Twitter has been used in order to debate the issues, and well as an expression board for those facing the situation.

Global Voices which is “an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world”, has been posting  resources for users in diverse languages, just like it did for the Middle East and North Africa during their unrest.

The infrastructure in Japan is so strong that Internet has been accessible to its citizens even in this dire time of destruction. It has been their means of communicating highly important information as well as checking in on friends and family.

Here is an article published on The New York Times on the importance of the Internet technologies in these days of turmoil and danger:

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/after-quake-and-tsunami-japanese-citizens-flock-to-social-networks-for-information/

-Fatine Fares-Eddine

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