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“4 Social Media Efforts To Aid The Gulf Coast;” Non-Profits, Citizens Using Tech Tools To Organize Grassroots Response

June 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Geoff Livingston in Mashable has assembled a list of “4 Social Media Efforts To Aid The Gulf Coast.” He writes:

The far-reaching Gulf oil spill tragedy has left many people feeling powerless to help out. But beyond the official Deep Horizon response, pockets of non-profits and people are starting to use social media tools to organize grassroots activities throughout the Gulf region. Here’s a quick look at four tools and efforts geared towards delivering aid and cleaning up crude oil in local coastal areas.

The four are: 1. Oil Reporter Apps, 2. Greater New Orleans Foundation Helps Local Fisherman, 3. National Wildlife Federation Organizing Local Teams, & 4. “Adopt a Beach” with Crisis Commons. The full article can be found here.

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The Oil Reporter app being used by citizens to report on the Gulf Oil Spill.

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