Social media can sometimes seem like a vortex of cat videos and selfies, but these days, it is also an invaluable tool that can be used to save lives in the event of a disaster. Not only is it a great way to keep in touch with loved ones when a disaster strikes, governments are also relying on it to pass vital information along to the public. Check out this infographic by the University of San Francisco to learn all the ways that social media is being used to help people during a disaster.

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