Relief to disaster areas: There’s an app for that
SAN DIEGO – There is now a new way to track what’s going on in disaster zones like Nepal thanks to students and scientists at San Diego State University.
It’s an app that tracks Twitter postings in real time, developed at SDSU’s center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age.
The app lets users see where tweets are being sent from one side of the screen and on the other the tweets themselves.
The app can be used by anyone, but with disasters like the earthquake in Nepal, it’s primarily designed to help groups bring relief to people affected by the quake.
The app was actually designed to track tweets about wildfires in San Diego County.