Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Social Media Storm -- Daily Intel

Participating in and collecting up-to-the-second knowledge both require some degree of skill when it comes to sorting the real from the fake and the dire from the fearmongering, but both can help to quell the fear that comes from being at the mercy of outside forces; being cut off from the world can be the scariest part. And so when the power does go out, as it did for so many last night, it’s now normal to reach first for a cell phone, not a candle, both for the light and for the comfort of knowing you’re not alone.