Use of social media during disaster relief

Thanks to web strategist Jeremiah Owyang for this post on the way the American Red Cross is using social media to create awareness of the effects of central U.S. floods and tornadoes. 

Be sure to hit his links to their site.

They’re using Twitter in an innovative way, too.

Jeremiah also points to this site, put together by United Way of Central Iowa, which aggregates social media content related to the flood in that area.

Hunger relief orgs, take notice.  There are some excellent best practices here!  Time to get on the bus.