Be Prepared: 3 Natural Disasters that Social Media Can Warn You About in Advance


We have already seen that people can use mobile devices and sites like Twitter to warn people of dangerous situations, like just this month during the Discovery hostage crisis. There are also apps designed specifically for emergency situations when you need safety tips. But just plain old standard social media tools can be helpful in general for natural disasters — nobody can control when they happen, but sources like Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook can warn you when one might be coming.

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