Tag: natural disaster

The Crowd and Hurricane Sandy Recovery

As someone who originally hails from New England, I paid particular attention to Hurricane Sandy’s path up the coast last month. I received pictures and updates from my family when they weren’t without power and when they did have internet access, I kept an eye on a Sandy tumblr blog, and was constantly refreshing my … Continued

Crowdsourcing a Crisis: Global Rescue Efforts Now Better Than Ever

With 5, 692 confirmed deaths and 9,506 officially registered as missing, Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is already one of the most devastating events in recent history. Add to that the still unknown consequences of the damaged nuclear reactors and the total damage becomes incomprehensible. And that’s saying a lot, considering the destructive earthquakes, riots, and … Continued