Wildfires in California: Americans rush to the Internet

By Team Observers

Since October 21, Southern California has been ravaged by wildfires. In a country where 70% of the inhabitants are connected to the Internet, it is not surprising that amateur videos of the catastrophe are abundant on sites like YouTube and LiveLeak.

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Combatting the fires... with Google Maps

But the Internet was also able to save lives...web surfers and some local media used Google Map to track the fires, as well as locate closed roads and temporary shelters for refugees.

 

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