Social media came to rescue

heavy-rains-in-chennaiSocial media. became a major force in Chennai, which was battered by rain. social media – Twitter, face book and Google helped people with information on accommodation, food and rescue relief. The people behind the joint effort at Chennairains.org, a Google spreadsheet listing helpline numbers, aid offers and requests, rescue requests, volunteer details and accommodation details has been, and is still being, widely shared, so that people can fill in details or provide necessary information to volunteers. The volunteers have been working all night – people from other cities and countries pitched in and took turns to stay awake.

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