Compared to Iran, Twitter was not especially useful in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Joshua Keating of Foreign Policy and Andy Carvin of NPR's social media desk discuss why some tools prove useful in crisis situations and not in others. Plus, US Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra on government transparency tools; Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal on his candidacy for U.S. Senate; and a budget void at NASA.
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