Thank you all for you concern and support over the past week as the city and the surrounding areas have dealt with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. I escaped with no damage and only lost power briefly on Monday but I have been saddened to see the city and so many people coping with total devastation. Please keep these families in your thoughts as they grieve their losses and move on to rebuilding.
Social Media in a Crisis
In many ways, this week in the city resembled the days after 9/11 to me - like then, the city was at a standstill and isolation set in as they "sealed" the city by closing all the bridges and tunnels. Unlike 9/11, however, both because of the rise of social media and the fact that cellular networks remained largely intact, there was a community to tap into online.
On the Blog
In other news, I am trying to finish (or least plot out a path to complete) my 2012 reading challenges. I think I may come closest this year - finally! Reviews posted in October:
Gilded Age by Clarie McMillan
Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo (plus author guest post)
Gold by Chris Cleave
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney
Dune Road by Jane Green
I hope everyone has a great week!