“The importance of social media to the victims of Calamities”

Social media has taken the world by storm through dozens of websites, mobile apps, and other forms of technologies improving the way people communicate with each other. There are social media sites that have millions of members allowing them to share photos, videos, text messages, and more on a regular basis. There are a large number of advantages and disadvantages to using such sites that leave researchers wondering if we are better off without it.Through social media every family can easily communicate their relatives from other places especially those outside the country. While in social workers it can be a tool to educate them info’s during calamities. Our government most especially can spread or disseminate information through the use of social media.It is very obvious that social media is a big help. Do you remember the super typhoon Yolanda that hit the Tacloban, Samar, and Leyte? By using social media are able to informed other countries that we are suffering hunger, and destruction of facilities brought by Yolanda . In connection with, the countries who are members of ASEAN, APEC, and European Union helped us in terms of financial survival. While the families of Filipinos who are living abroad used social media to communicate their love one’s , if they are okay. Social media is a gift of modern time that is a big help if it is properly use.Social media played a huge role in disaster response during the recent calamities in the Philippines. Let’s take a look at how social media was effectively used
1.CONNECTING WITH LOVED ONES:
-Within 24 hours after a disaster happened, people start tagging and posting the names and pictures of missing loved ones.
2.NOTIFYING THE AUTHORITIES:
-Since the recent disasters affected huge areas and there were only a few people with minimal technical assistance during the first few days, social media filled in the information gaps
3.ORGANIZING RELIEF EFFORTS:
-The best way to get information about needed assistance like C130 flights, medical help, and where to give and receive relief goods was through social media.

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