What a week for Australia it’s been! With the west coast on fire and the east coast under water (top to bottom!), it seems hardly important to talk about web technology. But that’s exactly what the country’s been looking at all week! With the #qldfloods tag on Twitter, community photo gathering on Facebook, live webcams to watch the water rising, and simple online news streaming, the web has been keeping us together for the past few days.
The instantaneous nature of the web has so far proven itself vital in disasters around the world, if at least for raising awareness and rapid communication.…Continue Reading