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Social media role in Japan earthquake, tsunami response

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From news network “tweets” to personal Facebook updates, social media sites can be important tools for gaining information in the wake of a disaster. As WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown reports, these technological tools are especially important in earthquake and tsunami-stricken Japan.

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