Social Media’s Impact During Crisis
Although many believe that social media is a bad influence on the younger generation, with the recent events occurring including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Katia, we have seen a massive influx of people and brands on social media speak on behalf of helping.
Whether it be famous people tagging each other to donate money, social media influencers providing information and ways to help, or companies donating 100% of their proceeds, social media has been bringing people together in recent times of need. In addition, social media has been extremely helpful and beneficial the past 2 weeks with constant posts and updates on the status of the incidents, and ways to continue providing aid.
One of the greatest parts of social media is how rapidly breaking news is able to spread throughout the world. With so many brands creating specific products in order to donate 100% of proceeds to hurricane relief foundations, and actors posting about their generous donations, many are taking this opportunity to be inspired to do the same.
If you haven’t seen on social media all the ways you can help, below are great resources: