Twitter contribution to world events again proved. This time Twitter instrumental in earthquakes that hit Haiti, Tuesday (12/1/2010) ago.
From the latest information dissemination to the fundraising undertaken through the site attached to this blue bird symbol.
It is certainly important for the outside world, especially the media and parties that will deliver relief aid. Moreover, note that the SR 7.0 magnitude earthquake has destroyed the communications network and electricity.
Since the earthquake happened, Twitter was flooded with various status of the earthquake victims who told the local conditions, following a number of actual photographs.
"What happened here is more severe than in the media. The people need help and none coming," wrote Frederic Haitian photographer and launched in detikINET tweetnya from Fox News, Thursday (14/1/2010).
Twitter client or third-party applications from any image loader sold the Twitterer utilized. Call it TwitPic, Tweetphoto or PicFog. Everyone can see various photos from different sides of an earthquake that may have contained a big media.
Haiti topic itself has been inhabited since the incident trending topic position in Twitter. 'Help Haiti' and 'Haiti' to the well for the search-related news.
Besides playing an important role in spreading the news, Twitter was also used to help raising funds. This was initiated by the hip-hop star Jean Wycleaf.
Through her account, Wycleaf broadcast news for anyone who wants to donate funds to send SMS to Yele with 510 510 number. Those who send SMS will cut the cost of U.S. $ 5 for donated.
Yele is a charitable foundation for Haiti. His site is addressed at the time Yele.org crashes due to the increased traffic.
Earthquake in Haiti is quite large. It is feared, this natural events take victims to the hundreds of thousands of lives.