A Bright Side to #Sandy: Another Win for Social Media

By Dave Kerpen

In this week’s Watch Me Wednesday, on behalf of the entire Likeable team, I want to send my thoughts out to all those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Through this devastating storm, we saw an enormous contribution from social media in the pursuit of providing information, connecting with loved ones, as well as delivering service updates.  @GovChristie and @CoryBooker did an exceptional job using Twitter to keep citizens informed, as well as @ConEdison who provided service updates to powerless customers.  We truly saw the value of social networks in sustaining composure during a time of fright and uncertainty.  How did you use social media during this natural disaster?

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  • http://twitter.com/naullyn Naully Nicolas

    I send of my deepest thoughts to you all !

  • http://www.hisocial.com/ Hisocial

    Social media has created a new hyper information paradigma, with positive and negative effects, with Sandy with seen the bright side of social media

  • http://twitter.com/BobbyGvegas Bobby Gladd

    I grew up in Jersey, and have kin all over Long Island, where I was born. My Aunt is safe at the moment (Elmont), but is without power.

    My first gig after high school was at the Chatterbox on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. http://www.bgladd.com/Zephyrs1964.jpg

    I saw a copter shot yesterday showing the destruction of that very area. Wow.

    What a terrible disaster.