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:
twitter.com/LAFD

The Los Angeles Times has a Twitter account to send out updates:
twitter.com/latimesfires

KPBS has a Twitter profile in addition to its traditional services:
twitter.com/kpbsnews

Other Twitter accounts are also providing updates:
twitter.com/nateritter
twitter.com/numist
twitter.com/sandiegofire