Hands-on help

If you want to help tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri hands-on, you can use social media to find volunteers opportunities. Community and news site OzarksFirst.com lists web sites for volunteers, together with resources like help hotlines for the victims. Facebook pages like Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery also offer information on how to help. And one Facebook page even reunites pets lost in the tornado with their owners.

If you can’t offer hands-on help, you can help by donating through the Red Cross website. The site also lets residents list themselves as “safe and well” or search for loved ones. Twitter feeds like Relief Spark provide up-to-date information on the developments in Joplin.

On the lighter side, social media evolution now has its own magazine – in print. The Social Media Monthly is a product of technology group The Cool Blue Company and features articles by “social media icons.” The NYC launch party takes place on May 25.