With the National Hurricane Center declaring Hurricane Gustav a category 4 storm, people have turned to flickr to document their experiences.
A few groups have been created where members can post images they take of the preparations for Hurricane Gustav and the destruction it leaves behind.
Recently, flickr has become an important resource that brings a new perspective into news. It comes directly from the people who are experiencing and living the news.
Implications - Advanced methods of technology allow consumers to interact quickly with each other and to obtain information efficiently. These consumers seek sites or programs which will make information transactions like this easier. Companies can develop software or websites that promote interaction and discussion within communities to appeal to tech-savvy consumers.
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