Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Power of Facebook and Twitter

I was watching the nightly news last night and they did a story on the flooding in Fargo, North Dakota. In the story both Facebook and Twitter were mentioned as ways of getting volunteers to come and help. We talked about these two social networking sites, along with Craigslist (which is also mentioned), quite a bit in class. They can be hard to keep up with and some people just don't want to use it at all, I too was fighting the Facebook monster (I gave in to the peer pressure of my family, my mom was on Facebook before me!). I thought this was an interesting story about how quickly information gets out, especially in times of need, and how powerful one social networking site can be. Here is the video of the newscast:



  1. The power of social networks & the internet at work! I guess I'm a laggard when it comes to social networks, ughh. But, I'm determined by the end of this class to switch although it's pushing it to become an innovator just yet. :o)


  2. I saw the clip last night as well. It's a nice change to see reports of these networks used for positive actions, rather than when and where a party is going to be held!