Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Twitter & Facebook on shaky ground...




At approximately 9pm AEST last night, Melbourne, Australia experienced an earthquake that was recorded at 5.4 on the Richter scale. As people turned on the TV, went to news sites, trolled Google and even attempted to call family members for confirmation, their shaky suspicions remained just that.

In comes Facebook & Twitter to the rescue; providing a stable source of information, one didn’t have to check what the trending topics were, it was obvious, Melbourne had just experienced one of its largest earthquakes in History and we found out (virtually immediately) as a result of social media. Though the cause is unknown, some reports went as far to say it was the stress on the earth as a result of hydraulic fracturing a.k.a. mining; though it’s likely it was just one of those things...

The cause at this stage was irrelevant; Melbourne and even other parts of the world had some fun with the possible causes. Here are some Twitter & Facebook reactions I found amusing:





For more tweets on this topic click here.

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