Social Media in Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery

Social media has become an essential source of information before, during, and after disasters. Social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr—instantaneous, far-reaching, and interactive—have become the convergence point for a range of information sources, dialogues, and dynamic content. This article discusses the use of social media in disaster preparation, response, and recovery. Suggestions are made on how transportation agencies can best harness the power of this technology.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26-27
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 287
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2013 2:15PM