Lockheed Martin Twitter Research Project

What does a aeorspace, defence, and security company have to do with Twitter or even medical libraries?  Well not much at first glance, but then take a look at this article from The Philadelphia Inquirer and you begin to see the connection a little bit. 

Lockheed Martin is tracking posts on Twitter and YouTube during disasters and conflicts to find how social media is used and its effectiveness when communication is difficult but also essential.  The article describes how social media relief workers have used social media to help track where assistance is more needed.

It is an interesting little article and it makes you start to think how it these resources could be used for world medical organizations, medical relief aid, etc.