It is the time of year to say thanks. On behalf of the entire Mobicip crew, thank you for your patronage, support and feedback. We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!
In many places, this Thanksgiving has been marked by a somber mood. A world in turmoil, a refugee crisis, and recent attacks in Paris have all contributed towards a subdued celebration. When crisis strikes, it is in some ways terrifying to think of a world without technology. The advent of digital tools such as social media, private communication devices and sensor and broadcasting technologies, has significantly altered how people and organizations respond to disasters, by influencing the way people seek, obtain, process, and communicate information and find solace and support.
- People are more likely to learn about a crisis on their friends' pages rather than traditional news sources.
- Social networks have developed special tools to help people get the information and support they seek at times of disaster.
- As in the Boston Marathon bombing, public social networking can potentially help in nabbing culprits behind an attack.
Our world is too complex and interconnected to defend against all possible threats without the human element. The ubiquitous digital age provides tools to enhance the well-being of individuals, society, and the planet itself by sowing seeds of empathy and compassion, but it takes human will to nurture them.