Thursday, November 4, 2010

Need Help? There's an app for that.

Back in August, the American Red Cross hosted the Emergency Social Data Summit where emergency organizations gathered to discuss the usage of social media outlets during an emergency. Some tech savvy users have found that during times of need, shouting out to your Facebook friends or Twitter followers may get you help faster than a call to good 'ol 911.

While 911 is still the most endorsed form of action, experts agreed that social media outlets could be useful during emergencies. And for those of you attached to your smart phone, there may be a few apps out there that could prove to be life-saving investments.

Check out this article from for a list of helpful tools/apps.