Socially Networked Rescue Relief in Manila

Socially Networked Rescue Relief in Manila
technology

Using social networking tools, Filipino citizens were able to band together to help victims of a recent flood.

Jason Tan
  • 28 september 2009

On September 26, 2009, Filipinos were tuning in to their Facebook newsfeeds for actual, real-time news. The streets of Manila had been quickly submerged by a record-breaking month’s worth of rainfall in a matter of six hours. A terrifying, city-wide flood was brought to unprecedented levels when high tide came in the afternoon and water from the city’s two dams had to be released.

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