Popular friends on social media can help save you from disasters

Published on February 20, 2015

You may think your social media friends are only good for keeping you up with all the latest gossip and trends but research published today has found they can also help save you in the event of any natural disaster, especially if they’re your popular friends.

These days, online social networks play a prominent role in the way we communicate and consume information. A Twitter, Facebook or other social media feed has for many people become a primary news channel and source of new information, more so for the younger generations.

So how effective are online networks in keeping us informed when a sudden disastrous event strikes? Well, it turns out that a social media friend can be very helpful.

Read the full article at The Conversation.