Breaking News on California Fires Via New Technology: Google Maps, Blogs and Twitter


There are plenty of sources of news showing up in addition to the traditional network news. These new news sources are using Web 2.0 technology to get out important information.

A live Google Map from KPBS of incident information on a regional map. The LA Times also produced Google Maps.

The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper using a Blogspot blog instead of its own website to break news and allow community conversations.

The Blogger’s Blog has a list of resources for help with the California disaster of October 2007.

And then there is Twitter:
The Los Angeles Fire Department has a Twitter account to send out updates:

The Los Angeles Times has a Twitter account to send out updates:

KPBS has a Twitter profile in addition to its traditional services:

Other Twitter accounts are also providing updates: is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at