Catholic Relief Services embraces Skype, Facebook for Haiti disaster
The tweet about an hour ago from Catholic Relief Service's news department could not have said it any better:
@CRSNews CRS #Haiti staff continue to communicate via Skype and Facebook due to widespread phone disruption. New tech = vital link in emergencies.
With phone lines down on the island, CRS workers and volunteers are keeping in touch with with their relatives and colleagues here in Baltimore via Skype and Facebook, and it seems Twitter, too.
Another set of Tweets from 13 hours ago:
@CRSNews CRSHaiti staff letting their family members know they are well through Facebook updates and Skype. Phone lines down.
@CRSNews Checked in with CRS Haiti staff via Skype chat-Port-au-Prince team sleeping outdoors to avoid falling debris in face of violent aftershocks.
Are there examples of other major charities out there using social media to connect with workers on the ground in Haiti? Post your observations below, please!
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