Most-shared term on Facebook after Sandy: ‘We are OK”
As the super storm Sandy continues to grind its way up the
U.S. eastern seaboard and into southern Ontario, people have gone on to
Facebook to keep friends and family in the loop with how they’re doing.
What are they posting exactly? It’s a combination of several
things. We’ve seen everything from photos of flooding and damage to people
complaining that the storm didn’t deliver as much wind and rain as experts
thought (at least in Canada).
But the folks at Facebook have narrowed down the words
people shared most on the world’s largest social network, as of 10 a.m. ET
tell friends and relatives that they’re not hurt after the hurricane moved over
Next up is “power – lost power, have power, no power.” The
incredibly strong winds were responsible for significant damage to electricity
wires, with tens of thousands of utility customers without hydro.
The power outages specifically have been highlighted in
Google’s in-depth crisis map.
The third-most shared term by American users is “damage,”
followed by “hope everyone is ok” and then “trees.”
Images shared on Twitter, Facebook and the mainstream media
show dramatic damage, from beached oil tankers to flooded neighbourhoods, the
property damage caused by Sandy is widespread.
How were you affected by the super storm Sandy?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets