Hurricane Matthew

Image from: https://twitter.com/hashtag/HurricaneMatthew?src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A784697091612221440

Unless you have been under a rock, you have heard about Hurricane Matthew. My Facebook news feed, Snapchat and Twitter are all filled with news about the storm.

I would first like to acknowledge all of the people affected by the hurricane and I will keeping everyone in my prayers.

Social media is changing the way people communicate through devastating events, such as hurricanes. People who live in the area can mark themselves as “safe” on Facebook, which helps give some piece of mind to their relatives and friends.

It is also changing the way we view the storm. Years ago, the only images and videos the mass public got to view of a storm was through a news channel. However, now anyone can share news via social media.

There is a story dedicated to Hurricane Matthew on Snapchat. Several residents of Florida have been sharing images and videos of the storm’s damage.

People are also sharing videos and images on Twitter and are using the hashtag, #HurricaneMatthew. Here is one of the first videos that pops up under the hashtag.

The water levels are so high in parts of Florida there are sharks swimming around.

Image from: https://twitter.com/hashtag/HurricaneMatthew?src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A784697091612221440

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew.

 

 

 

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