Hurricane Sandy and Twitter. How did people use Twitter during Hurricane Sandy?
For millions who lost power but could still access the internet on mobile devices, Twitter served as a critical lifeline throughout the disaster that struck on October 29. At least a few news operations, such as Huffington Post and the aggregator BuzzFeed saw their servers go down and turned to Twitter and other social media to deliver reports. According to Twitter, people sent more than 20 million tweets about the storm from October 27 through November 1. This was more than twice the usage from the two previous days. In New York, usage peaked on October 29 around 9 pm, according to Twitter’s internal data, the same time that a Con Edison substation exploded in Manhattan’s East Village, knocking out power to much of lower Manhattan.
Rapid assessment of disaster damage using social media activity. Yury Kryvasheyeu National Information and Communications Technology Australia, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia.Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3145, Australia.Data61, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia.
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Amazon. Documentaries in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo For three and a half years Ben Kalina struggled to find just the right elements and imagery that would make his documentary “Shored Up,” a convincing statement about rising seas, beach erosion, the fragility of barrier islands and the wisdom of replenishing oceanfront property.
“Then” he said, “Sandy hit.” It was a profoundly ill wind that blew onto the East Coast in late October, the so-called superstorm leaving more than 130 dead in New York and New Jersey and causing an estimated $82 billion in damage. It was inevitable that filmmakers would seize on the story. The unearthly atmosphere of a blacked-out Lower Manhattan alone was enough to send would-be auteurs prowling the streets with cameras. “I even got on the back of a Vespa and shot it from the F. But while the footage that Mr. Mr. But others have moved with alacrity. Find Out How a Film Got Made During Hurricane Sandy in Exclusive ‘The Making of The Dark Side’ Making%20of%20Dark%20Side.mp4 Share Video READ MORE: Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking Shot during and after Hurricane Sandy, “The Dark Side” is a docufiction film that follows Dan, a young man who butt dials his ex, also named Sandy, amidst the confusion of the hurricane’s blackout and takes it as a sign he must visit her.
This romantic comedy is intercut with documentary interviews with firemen who lost their homes to the storm. Interview with Writer/Director Richard Ledes - A REVIEWlution. I had the pleasure recently of speaking with Writer/Director/Producer Richard Ledes, whose docufiction The Dark Side recently screened in NYC and is currently available to view online.
Along with the current release of The Dark Side, Richard’s other recent films include Fred Won’t Move Out and Forclosure. Interview with Richard Ledes @ ÉCU 2015 - THE DARK SIDE. Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Social Media Storm. It all started with a hashtag.
Documentaries in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy. Rapid assessment of disaster damage using social media activity. Sorting the Real Sandy Photos From the Fakes - Alexis C. Madrigal. With Hurricane Sandy approaching the New York metro area, the nation's eyes are turning to its largest city.
Photos of storms and flooding are popping up all over Twitter, and while many are real, some of them -- especially the really eye-popping ones -- are fake. This post, which will be updated over the next couple of days, is an effort to sort the real from the unreal. It's a photograph verification service, you might say, or a pictorial investigation bureau. If you see a picture that looks fishy, send it to me at alexis.madrigal[at]gmail.com. If you like this sort of thing, you should also visit istwitterwrong.tumblr.com, which is just cataloging the fakes. Climate change likely to steer away Sandy-like superstorms, study says. A recurrence of Superstorm Sandy – which barrelled head-on into the Atlantic coast, swamping New York City and large parts of New Jersey – is less likely under climate change, new research suggests.
Scientists expect stronger hurricanes under climate change, and possibly even more frequent storms – especially those at category 3 and higher. But New York City and much of the seaboard will be at lower risk of taking a direct hit, the study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said. Instead, climate change will make it even less likely future storms will follow Sandy's devastating track. The killer storm made a sharp left turn to slam straight into the Atlantic coast. The odds of a storm like Sandy were already extremely remote – a once in 700 year event – when it hit in October 2012. How long before Hollywood makes a Hurricane Sandy movie/TV show? - Quora.
Superstorm Sandy delivers disaster movie scenario to New York business. New York underwater is a favorite image of disaster-movie makers.
Twitter Storms Can Help Gauge Damage of Real Storms and Disasters, Study Says. EJ1020676. Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind, April 2013 by Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward W. Maibach, Connie Roser-Renouf, Geoff Feinberg, Peter Howe. Analysis of Twitter Users’ Sharing of Official New York Storm Response Messages. 1407. Social Media in Disaster Relief – Bookmetrix Analysis. Hurricane Sandy vs. Katrina Infographic Examines Destruction From Both Storms. Over 100 people have died in the U.S. alone so far from Hurricane Sandy, and concerns are mounting that with hundreds of thousands still without power in frigid temperatures, the death toll will continue to climb. As the East Coast examines the destruction, comparisons have been made to other catastrophic storms. Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, killed over 1,800 people and cost nearly $125 billion.
Both storms were deadly, destructive and devastating to the thousands who lost their homes and livelihoods. View the infographic below to see how they compare by the numbers. Infographic by Tim Wallace and Jaweed Kaleem. Editor’s note: This infographic has been updated to to reflect new and more comprehensive data on the number of people displaced or who will potentially be displaced by Hurricane Sandy-related damage, including people in shelters and people who are not in shelters but have had to leave their homes. Two Studies on Sandy-like Hurricanes striking New York City. First last Monday this study was reported widely in the meda: Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond. Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond.