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As Hurricane Sandy hits, social nets light up

Sharon Gaudin | Oct. 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy roars up the East Coast, residents, news organizations and government agencies are using social networks to get their messages out.

Kerravala, however, noted that people need to be aware that there could be a generational disconnect. Grandpa and your great aunt may not be going online as much to get your "I'm safe" message.

"Most of the senior generation won't be using it so it can't be the only form of notification," he added. "But I think there's a large percentage of the world that looks to Facebook and Twitter first. It's fast, easy and can be accessed from anywhere on almost any device."



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