The Resilient Social Network. OccupySandy SuperstormSandy
Ambinder, E., Jennings, D., Blachman-Biatch, I., et al. (2013). The Resilient Social Network. @OccupySandy #SuperstormSandy. Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute.
The authors researched and developed a case study on the impact of the group "Occupy Sandy" (which grew from the Occupy Wall Street movement), the Twitter handle "@OccupySandy" and hashtag "#SuperStormSandy” used to share information about the storm via social media. Overall, the group helped mobilize volunteers, identify community needs in near real time, and share information; recommendations for future use of social media as a tool in emergency management are provided.