Social media and the Queensland floods

11 Jan


This is probably one of the most awesome displays of mother nature I have ever seen. I know Toowoomba reasonably well, so it is a bit crazy seeing this all happen. My home of Brisbane is apparently next because all of these flooded rivers head towards the Brisbane River.

Apparently Brisbane will be hit tomorrow.

But it is an interesting use of social media in Queensland. The Govermnet twitter feeds and facebook sties are putting out regular alerts, as are the news stations. Pictures are being posted on flikr and facebook and videos are clearly going up on youtube. There is live streaming online andpaywalls are coming down to ensure people get all the warning they can

The public are being alerted informed like never before and thank god for that.



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