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    Twitter being use to track earthquakes

    So last night I was watching the discovery channel (Daily Planet) and near the end of the episode they had a little segment describing how the USGS (USGS Earthquake Hazards Program) is using Twitter to track earth quakes.

    Apparently when recent earthquakes have happened, Tweets on Twitter spiked directly after an earthquake.

    Here are two links on the subject of the USGS using Twitter to help track earthquakes:

    USGS CoreCast: Shaking and Tweeting: The USGS Twitter Earthquake Detection Program

    USGS uses Twitter to track earthquakes - 12/14/09 - San Francisco News - abc7news.com

    ...and once again, I retract my statements about Twitter being for Twits! It seems Twitter is getting stronger and stronger and being put to good use just as long as people don't spam it!

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    Re: Twitter being use to track earthquakes

    Interesting, thanks for the articles. Glad you are coming around on Twitter ... you know, spam doesn't matter so much since it's easy to unfollow someone ...
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    Re: Twitter being use to track earthquakes

    This is true (spam). I'm kind of wondering what Google will do, if anything in the future regarding this information (earthquakes and other natural disasters)...will they?

    I don't know exactly what technology would be needed but seeing that Twitter is being used and Google now displays RTSRs (real time search results) maybe Google can come up with something similar or better...

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    Re: Twitter being use to track earthquakes

    Trust Google to come up with something better.
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    Re: Twitter being use to track earthquakes

    Interesting, but I am not sure why they wouldn't just rely on the seismograph stations?
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    Re: Twitter being use to track earthquakes

    Right, but it's the USGS itself that wants the data faster... so if they were to watch a tweeter that tracked themselves, it wouldn't be any faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cw1865 View Post
    Interesting, but I am not sure why they wouldn't just rely on the seismograph stations?
    That is exactly what I am wondering too... Anyhoo, everybody raves about twitter and I still wonder why... I use it myself but just for marketing purposes (because everybody does), but dunno, if I would be a "normal" person, not wanting to sell something to someone (indirectly of course) would I really use it? Don't think so.
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    I don't think Google will develop a competitor for TWITTER.
    Twitter is definitely unique.

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    As with the earthquake in Haiti, social-media tools such as Twitter and other web-based resources have been a key source of information about the disaster, helping family members find out about their loved ones as well as letting authorities know where there are problems that need to be dealt with. We’ve collected some of the places you can look for further data and in-person reports, as well as ways of helping Chile recover from the quake.


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