Posts Tagged Sandy
Residents and government agencies everywhere have been using cellphones and cameras to take photos and upload them to social sites. During the height of the storm, Instagram users were sharing 10 photos a second and the top Facebook status was, “We are OK.”
South Ferry Station, Manhattan
A submerged escalator at the South Ferry subway station in Lower Manhattan.
Via MTA Photos
A truck is submerged in Battery Park, Manhattan.
Via Andrea Canning
Belmar, New Jersey
Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
White Hall subway station in NYC
Via Andrew Cuomo
North Wildwood, New Jersey
Long Island, New York
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The giant weather system barreling up the East Coast is a favorite topic of conversation on social media from Facebook to Twitter. As people post updates to friends and family. It’s clear that discussing natural disasters on social media has become as much a part of the experience as stocking up on bread and batteries.
As of early afternoon Monday, the hashtag Sandy had 233,000 photos on Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing service owned by Facebook.
As they waited for the storm to hit over the weekend, people posted photos of hurricane-preparedness supplies ranging from canned goods to board games and bottles of wine. Empty grocery store shelves where bread should have been also showed up on Facebook and Instagram.
There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag sandy – most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors, said Instagram CEO Kevin Systorm in an emailed statement.
On Twitter, Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Jersey were among the top trending topics in the United States. Forecasters expected the hurricane’s center to come ashore in southern New Jersey Monday evening.
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley reminded his more than 53,000 Twitter followers to “ALWAYS BE CHARGING”.
Hurricane Sandy is threatening the Eastern Seaboard, and meteorologists are predicting no mercy from the Category 1 storm’s rain and winds. Apart from the water and wind damage, hurricanes have a history of knocking out the tech that keeps us going.
Datacenters are most critical. Housing hundreds of computers and we all rely on the cloud services they provide.
So if all goes well, those pinned down by the storm can keep busy on Pinterest and Reddit until Sandy blows away.
What do you plan to do if the Internet goes down? Tell us in the comments below…