Most Social Media Users Expect Cries for Help To Be Answered Quickly

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Wed, Aug 11th, 2010 13:00 by capnasty NEWS

ReadWriteWeb reports on a recent report done by the American Red Cross, which notes that web users are increasingly relying on social media for help in the event of disaster.

Many Web users said they would use social media to seek help for themselves or others during emergencies, the report said, and those users expect first responders to be listening. Almost three out of every four responders said they would expect help to come less than an hour after their first tweet or Facebook post.

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