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Twitter, Facebook and Sandy Recovery

Here are Twitter and Facebook pages that give you vitally needed information to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

When I started studying for my master's degree in library science at St. John's University  in 1987, future librarians immediately became computer literate if they wanted to be librarians. By 1995, we were developing internet expertise. Every public library in the US has high speed internet connection, and librarians have introduced many  millions of people to the wonders of the net.

I was involved in Occupy Wall Street in the fall of last year, and learned the power of Twitter and Facebook Pages for communication, coordination, and organization. In the past three weeks, I have created two twitter accounts and two facebook pages about Sandy Recovery.

Many people don't get understand Twitter. I don't use it to chitchat about my daily life. It is my own personal magazine; I follow hundreds of fascinating people, retweeting the best tweets to share with my followers. If Facebook is the people you went to school with, Twitter is the people you wish you went to school with. Viewing a twitter account makes it easier to understand than any preliminary explanation.

Facebook Pages are not personal accounts. They are used heavily by organizations and political activists. If you click "Like" on a page, it will show up in your Facebook news stream.

Baldwin Sandy Recovery





Long Island Sandy Recovery




New information or questions: Email maryjoanpkoch@gmail.com

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