Posted Oct. 31, 2012 at 6:14 a.m.

Premium Lock Social media - especially Facebook, Twitter - help people track Sandy

Published: 2012-10-31 06:14:39
Updated: 2012-10-31 06:14:39

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Facebook, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, and Twitter, with more than 140 million, usually see increased traffic around storms and major news events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, the presidential debates and the London Olympics. The rise of social media is giving users more information and points of view than television news, where Americans have typically turned during such events, an analyst says....

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