Remember that 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia a few weeks ago? Remember how Toronto felt it, and tweeted about it, and how the stoplights went out in Washington? Remember the overturned patio chairs, and the destruction?
One crazy-ass graphic demonstration featured by BuzzFeed shows the spread of earthquake-related tweets in 30 seconds. People in some areas reportedly heard about the tremors before they felt them.
It was only a matter of time before multiple Facebook pages were created, where people came to share their horror stories over hushed tones implied by posts punctuated with Somebody printed t-shirts.
But I thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be great to create an iPhone app where somebody could respond to a natural disaster automatically, without ever having to think about it?” Thus the mock-up was born, and now you’ll never be left out of another social media conversation! You’re welcome.