When there seems to be some type of major catastrophe anywhere in the world, it seems like everything else just stops and everyone wants to help. Yesterday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti is just the latest example.
And many people are finding that social media sites are the best way to get involved. With the use of social media, the citizens of Haiti can tell the story, if they are actually able to get an internet connection. Many have however. Jonathan A. Lusma, a victim of the Haiti earthquake, posted the picture to the left on CNN’s citizen journalism site, iReport. Katie Hawkins-Gaar, a CNN iReport producer, talked to Lusma and said that he, “shot these photos on the morning of January 13, the day after the earthquake struck. Because of the multiple aftershocks, he said many people spent the night outside of their homes.” Lusma’s photo’s are just one of many that are being used in CNN’s continuing coverage of the Haiti earthquake. (more…)