Jeff introduces the panel, talking about Ann Curry tweeting about Doctor’s Without Borders plane trying to land in Haiti, and her tweeting to the AirForce to find a place for it to land. And they did!
Another panel member had a unit on the ground rescuing people based on Twitter traffic! “An open hailing frequency to help each other.”
This promises to be some powerful stuff:
Ann Curry – NBC News, @anncurry
Luke Renner – Founder, Fireside International, @firesideint
Lt. Aliza Landes – Lt. Head of New Media, IDF, @idfspokesperson
Major David Faggard – US Air Force, @usairforce
Nate Erickson – Intern w/Wyclef Jean, @nateerickson