May 25 2012 – Media Mavens

We interviewed Rebecca and Genevieve Williams, the mother and daughter behind the facebook page Joplin Tornado Info, During the Joplin tornado their facebook page served as a hub connecting volunteers with organizations and supplies with those who needed them. The page also provided up to the minute information for people on the ground whose only source of information was their phones. The ladies recently released an instructional whitebook on the use of social media as a tool for disaster relief. The lessons they learned in Joplin have already been put into action at other disasters.

After the interview they invited us to join them at a restaurant/bar with live music. It was a great chance to meet some of the locals and to see how Joplin spends its Friday nights.

Published by Obsidian Expeditions

Based in Jackson, WYO, Obsidian Expeditions provides privately guided road-based tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We are an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.

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