When the big quake struck off the coast of Japan, the internet became a tool for people who didn’t want to feel helpless. The story of the quake book is how people used the social web to try and make a difference
I do not believe, nor should anyone, that creative works are freely available to those who consider themselves fans of the work. Sharing is a good thing – copyright violation is not. What I am against, is a disproportionate amendment that turns people into criminals for what isn’t a criminal offence – Steffen Rusten calls for a wider blackout over the Government’s “stupid law”.
The US embassy has recognized the value and potential to engage online, and have been using social media tools for the past two years. David Huebner, US Ambassador to NZ and Samoa, discusses how and why the embassy has embraced these new communications channels.
Our Weekly roundup of what happened in social media and technology, and some popular articles from the site
In Christchurch, many business owners have survived with lives and staff intact but with IT systems un-reachable or completely destroyed. When disaster strikes, data loss is a crippling problem that, for many, will spell the end of a business.
Social media has played a major role in reporting the events from in and around Christchurch, and YouTube in particular has given the rest of the world a first-hand perspective on what Cantabrians have had to endure
A company called Storify has really shown its worth at a time like this in making information around the web easy to consume, and the good folks over at NZ Herald are utilizing this tool
A major earthquake has again struck Christchurch and this time to even more devastating effect. Again Twitter showed its value as the fastest news platform
While news anchors were still snug in their beds on Saturday morning, Twitter was going crazy with on-the-ground reports of Christchurch’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake. It took more than an hour…