Jess, Vanya and Grace did an excellent job of showing us the main points of Liza Potts book, Social Media in Disaster Response. Looking back on the presentations I recall theirs the most, the facts were there and easy to understand. Life now makes more sense because of the book. I realized that I do not even need to watch the news or look up the weather, its all in my news feed! Thanks to the ability of sharing links we can spread media quicker and more people are also seeing it. So many people are on the web on social media sites that more people get a hold of the information this way then are actually watching the news. I know that when I want to know what happened on the red line or what the huge boom was I immediately start searching it on twitter. With twitter we only get up to date stuff where as if we searched the same thing online we would get posts from two years ago. Another thing social media is great for is sharing links for relief funds. I found this great info graphic that shows the climatic use of social media in disaster response.