Earth quake in Italy: Twitter provides live updates

The earth quake that struck the Italian city this morning is all over on the big media headlines.
Video from the response work is available on many traditional media websites. Twitter is also providing a stream of updates from people in the region or from people that has access to news form the region. Try this at twitter.com to follow the updates: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=L’Aquila .
The use of social media such as Twitter has during the last few years increased dramatically when it comes to reporting from accidents and disasters. If you would like to learn more about how to design and use social media for crisis and disaster response, please attend the ISCRAM2009 pre-conference workshop Social Media and Crisis Response. Visit www.iscram.org for more information.

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