Hurricane forecasters tapping into social media

“It’s the intersection of disaster relief and ever-evolving social media,” writes . Researchers on the Eastern seaboard, including Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Lab in Cherry Hill, N.J., are studying the roles Twitter and other websites can play during hurricane season. Experts say the 2010 hurricane season is going to be a busy one. They want to shift their attention away from maps and weather charts and determine the possible role of social media during violen…

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