French Caldwell

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Expect to Hear About How Social Tech Enabled Self Relief in Sandy

by French Caldwell  |  October 31, 2012  |  2 Comments

I expect to hear a lot of stories about social technology keeping people connected in the aftermath of Sandy — just as after Katrina.  However, I am also expecting these stories to take a twist — we will hear about how neighbors organized self-relief efforts using social media. Social media has been playing a part […]


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Learning the Same Lessons Again from Haiti

by French Caldwell  |  January 20, 2010  |  1 Comment

Having grown up in hurricane country, I have a pretty good idea as to the barriers to disaster relief.  My hometown of Pascagoula has seen two “storms of a lifetime” in my lifetime and countless other hurricanes and tornadoes.  So though I have something to say, understanding the barriers to rapid relief as I do […]

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