Today we highlight a dissertation from Nadia Berger as a top pick for recommended reading.
“How are social networking communities contributing to humanitarian response after disaster?”
This question is pertinent today given the role that social media communities are playing in society. When a disaster happen social media are often the first source of information we turn to. In the networking age, the ubiquitous influence of social networks and the emergence of new online humanitarian actors arising from the Volunteer and Technical Communities, are bringing a whole new dimension to the humanitarian response after disaster.
Nadia explores the emergence of humanitarian social networking communities and their impact on humanitarian response. You can download The full dissertation here.