Monster Storm: How has it played out on social media?
Roy Choi and James Andrews weigh in on this week’s coverage
- Duration 6:27
- Date Nov 1, 2012
Roy Choi and James Andrews weigh in on this week’s coverage
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I also want to weigh in on the fact that so many family and friends to stay abreast of what's going money for example I found out what one of my grooms men.
You know I've gone through some issues they got a hold -- last night via cell -- but the reason why -- with us on FaceBook -- His entire window his fifteenth floor -- apartment had been taken out by a railing that are broken off.
And that's why you can get a hold -- so I mean this this stuff really is important for family and friends as well.
Oh definitely are seen in -- limited -- -- kind of lose in Manhattan.
And you're able to contact him.
We -- social media and he was able to keep in touch with as well.
And I at a local family who live on the opposite side of Manhattan and I feel like as long as you're getting a commission from our families -- We know that they're safe.
I think you know what -- said.
-- this -- up the phone lines and use social media -- get in contact with more relatives.
Because the -- to be -- And I think what social media you can reach.
You are more number of people in short amount of time I think they've done so.
In and -- really quick fashion and I think going back this comfortably smug.
I think the great thing about social media only people took to Twitter and -- -- and -- immediately.
Show that the stock exchange will not let it welcomed the photos come out.
And you have these Twitter vigilantes that we're ready feel that dispute comfortably -- all information.
That's his -- -- as -- as the president did their -- you also there is a worried.
-- yet to be careful can you do have a lot of impostors out there are a lot of people that are gonna make a fund make it make it fun when you shouldn't be arguable that you really have.
Deviancy in mind right easier to -- air -- of those things going viral.
-- Oh definitely and I think yeah that is that the vigilantes get a majority that'll that'll correct the wrong.
And I mean you look at.
The fact that Twitter is such a quick response on a quick source of information.
And you know -- -- movement in this factual or -- this fall I think it's a strain on the fact that you want information so quickly.
And sometimes accuracy can go out the window whether it's.
Daily to your New Year's order or the fact that the big journalist.
The -- CNN weather channel picking up.
And Fox News Channel of course of all the agreement that we don't pick up the the false information I'll have a question ability from one of our viewers -- you first James.
It comes from chuck glow he says how does FaceBook vs Twitter -- is -- Graham.
Differ in the ways they are used in this types of disaster in these types of disasters out how they differ James you -- Sure well FaceBook obviously the bit of a close loop because it's pretty much your community so.
You pretty much or knowing who's responding who's in your you know your your time line -- -- feed.
And so it's not that I guess I use it differently in that I'm crowd sourcing.
With with a group of individuals -- have a pretty much of a relationship with.
I'm pretty much know.
On the first name basis Twitter on the other hand is the world it's like standing on the corner of 42 -- and -- conversation and yelling out there and think hey.
What do you know and -- someone picking -- up three tweeting it.
And sharing it with their friends so friends and like I leave for New York in the morning.
-- I'll be there tomorrow and I was not sure where the transportation was going to be an issue.
I think -- -- transportation give -- an issue immediately I got drivers that were contacting me telling me.
That they would pick me up from the airport companies that were telling me everything's okay let's -- -- that operates this program is so -- he.
Awesome representation of visual conversation so everything is about visual and pictures can can -- a thousand words.
And so what -- -- does really well as its shares.
Imagery tells the story through images and I think that's that's we've seen in this that the first I think sure -- tragic incident in the United States.
We're really -- an -- -- and become a real important messaging platform.
Yeah I would agree with that as well -- and we really haven't had major hurricane like we've seen a we had obviously there when the roll through the south earlier this year but a couple month month and a half ago or so -- -- significant damage.
But we haven't seen a story to this magnitude since you've had -- mr.
-- FaceBook and Twitter.
So widely used Roy -- -- give me the difference is you think between the three.
And they're the point where.
But there's a lot more about vehicles are -- who -- when did -- there.
I'd like you would rather fool you look at information -- where is the my close and it social network.
I can look at New York information -- -- -- information from anywhere in the world.
And I can look -- anybody -- information just by looking up ask tiger search.
I think if you combined into ground rules.
Twitter and FaceBook bucolic greater story and we've been a perfect example of being able to.
Stitched together a complete story and if you do get all the information you can kind of validate that with multiple sources.
I -- I guess.
Both easier to had to be really quick James you first at a viewers weigh in social media underscores the continued -- -- the validity of the Electoral College.
The founders caution of course -- dictatorship of the masses if we didn't have that.
I mean how much -- had to get a big -- what we've talked about the storm quickly the importance of social media as we get close this election on Tuesday James you first in the got to be fast.
Well it's about transparency it's about you know those undecided voters.
-- I think getting every answer they need from from the politicians themselves.
Or from people have something sensible thing I think it's a player really important role -- -- people going to the polls and voting.
And getting even people who are on the fence -- in conditioning in this election even more so in the last election.
Thanks James Roy came from -- -- our viewer what do you have to say about it.
I think that integrity.
-- along with that you have to look for the poll it commissioned by eight well.
They're jumping off point the look and -- for more information please to be more important.
All right Roy Choi from -- buffalo joining us.
From down and now -- lovely Irvine California and of course James joining again James Sanders owner and partner.
Social people and you -- find him that he has influencers come into us from Atlanta thanks guys are joining us we'll have you back on again -- and everything social media.
-- -- to this after the election and not take a look at -- everything played out.
Bombs -- -- again for joining us.