Twitter Beat the U.S. Geological Survey to China Earthquake Info

NOW Magazine | May 27, 2008
Earthquakes are notoriously difficult to predict, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) does an admirable job of tracking tectonic activity across the world and providing early warnings for people in quake zones. The USGS was able to report on the Chinese event after only a few minutes. Still, it was no match for Twitter.

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