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How Hurricane Sandy’s impact was captured in Flickr data

How Hurricane Sandy's impact was captured in Flickr data (06:32)

So far, we’ve discussed various examples of how data from Google, Wikipedia and Twitter might give us new insight into human behaviour. Increasingly however, the information we are uploading to the Internet does not only contain text, but pictures too.

Watch this video to hear how environmental changes caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 were reflected in activity on the photo-sharing site Flickr. How might such findings be of use to policymakers and insurance companies?

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