As readers of my old blog know, I’ve done a lot of work on the use of social media and mobile devices in disasters. That’s why I was pleased to see that MIT students and staff have taken the lead in Sandy response, creating Hurricane Hackers to solicit and distribute ideas on responding to this horror.
(Important note: Heather Blanchard and the good people at Crisis Commons [THE go-to-people for this issue on a continuing basis] are lending their un-matched expertise by organizing a number of Sandy Crisis Camps this weekend. Crisis Camps are a great way of brainstorming creative disaster response tools!).