Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Crises for the Week of August 13, 2012

Originally published at the THL Blog: http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/hashtag-of-the-week-hotw-focus-on-crises-for-the-week-of-august-13-2012/

Folk seemed to like it last week when the hashtags focused on a special topic, so I am trying that again this week. Today, I’ve collected tweets on crises, disasters, emerging public health issues, and related time-dependent types of topics. Twitter is and has always been exceptional at the “current events” type of information and news, and is a remarkable source for discovering important topics that have yet to hit the mainstream media.







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