Social Media in the midst of crisis

Facebook has some ways to help support those affected by the Nepal earthquake. There is an option to donate to the International Medical Corps as they send in their emergency response teams to help the injured. You can use the Facebook donate feature. In addition, Facebook has pledged to match donations up to $2 million. You can find out more here.

Facebook also has Safety Check – a way for those affected to let others know they are safe. Since people seem to check in on Facebook when in trouble or crisis, this is a great thing on their part to help.