Being based on the East coast, if I wasn’t able to use mobile text messaging over this past week with everything that went down, I don’t know what I would have done. The Fast Company article, Text Messages Aren’t Enough When Natural Disaster Strikes explores how social media has become a part of communications during a disaster.
Speaking of texting, Blackberry is still “in the hotseat” in its role in the riots. How Blackberry, not Twitter fueled the London riots
To end on a lighter note. All Things D has a cartoon strip called “Don’t Shoot the Messenger.” One you read the post, you’ll understand.