All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hurricane sandy’

How Hurricane Sandy Affected U.S. Air Travel [VIDEO]

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on much of the east coast and various locations inland earlier this week, and her destruction left millions without power, caused widespread flooding and property damage, and halted ground transportation in many cities. It also disrupted air travel on a massive scale, as many are still feeling the effects of thousands of flight cancellations over the …

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You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal

As the Americans hit hardest by this week’s superstorm begin the long, arduous cleanup process – they’re going to need all the help they can get. Since most of us can’t physically help them pick up the pieces, monetary donations to charities that can do that are the preferred method of aid. And now you can help with the relief …

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Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief While Using iTunes

Apple and the American Red Cross have partnered to help superstorm Sandy survivors by adding a donation page to iTunes this morning. From the iTunes homepage, you can access the donation page via a new button just under the new music box. The donation page allows you give in six different denominations – $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200. …

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Foursquare CEO Shares Hurricane Sandy Adventures

New York-based Foursquare has had to temporarily move its operations thanks to Hurricane Sandy. CEO Dennis Crowley has been sharing frequent tweets about his Frankenstorm adventure: Follow @dens Dennis Crowley @dens IT’S STARTING. I’ve never seen wind like this. Just heard a huge crash & all my neighbors are now staring at each other thru our windows.  Reply  ·  Retweet …

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Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media

As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy. And that was just Instagram, and before much of the effects were …

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Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election

President Obama has consistently had at least a slight lead in most of the polls so far, but that could change with the effects of Hurricane Sandy charging down the Eastern seaboard, which holds several key states for him in the election. With enormous power outages throughout several cities and thousands of voters displaced because of evacuations and flooding, it’s …

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“We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, as the east coast was preparing for Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, FEMA sent out a few tweets suggesting that those affected by the storm refrain from making voice calls on their cellphones. Instead, FEMA suggested that people text or better yet post Facebook updates and tweets in order to let their loved ones know that they are ok. This way, …

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Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy

Update: BuzzFeed Director of Communications Alice Suh tells WebProNews, “BuzzFeed is up and running after the hard work of our team who worked all night bring our servers back to life. We are no longer operating off the compromised data center.” The digital world has not been immune to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, as some sites went down thanks …

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Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy)

Google announced that it has added Public Alerts to Google Search and Maps from the browser, Google Maps For Android and via Google Now for android devices running Jellybean. We talked about the Google Now feature (and other new Google Now features) here. This follows the crisis response maps the company put out yesterday to help those caught up in …

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Man In Horse Mask Braves Hurricane Sandy

A man in a horse mask would be funny regardless of the situation, but a recent stunt on live news has given us some laughter during what’s becoming a terrible natural disaster. Our heroic horse mask wearing jogger was spotted while a local NBC affiliate was covering the storm. According to The Washington Post, the man’s name is Jimmy Kruyne. …

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Weather Channel on YouTube Still Streaming Hurricane Sandy Coverage

Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” of 2012 hit the East coast of the U.S. yesterday, causing flooding and power outages in highly populated areas such as New York City. The storm is still sitting over the Northeast U.S., dropping rain and snow on places as far apart as West Virginia and Northern Michigan. Whether you can’t get enough pictures of flooded …

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People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter as saying: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of …

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