ABC News: Silicon Insider: Katrina and the Webs

Sept. 1, 2005 — In the midst of the mind-boggling disaster of Hurricane Katrina, we are also seeing an interesting — and unprecedented — technical phenomenon that may bode well for how we respond to these horrors in the future.

It has to do with the Internet, and what might be called 'virtual newsrooms.' And it can involve, as in the case over the last few days with Katrina, the most unlikely people. Their role suggests that in the future, the process of getting important information — and perhaps even warnings — out to the world may be more fluid and dynamic than we have ever imagined.

(personal comment of William Rawls: hehe... Yeah, guess that includes me...)

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