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Twitter, blogs and texting playing major role in Haiti quake information sharing

January 15, 2010 |  2:18 pm

Nielsen Co. is reporting on its blog that consumers worldwide are using social media and text messaging as a major source of information on the Haiti earthquake.

Although readers are relying on traditional media sources for earthquake coverage, they then turn to Twitter and blogs to discuss and share the information. Relief organizations are including text messaging in their fundraising efforts. The Red Cross reported today on Twitter that donations to its 90999 text campaign have exceeded $8 million.

Continue reading Social Media and Mobile Texting a Major Source of Info and Aid for Earthquake in Haiti on nielsenwire.


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