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Using Social Media Platforms as a Research Tool

Searching for information has advanced more than ever with the use of various social media platforms. Regardless of the information desired, it is obtainable on the Internet. Whether it is technically or professionally there is a platform for it.

According to, currently, there are over sixty plus networking sites available for social media. Some of the media sites focus more on business while others are geared more for social conversations.

Social media networks have advanced globally because of the billions of people that now have access to post information making research readily available.

Choosing four of the most popular platforms such as Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, and Google Plus to research Rising Sea Levels delivered various reports from experts in the field.

Google Plus provided information from the United States Geological Survey that suggests rising ocean temperatures are a constant variable in flooding of the coastal area and erosion such a seen on Tangier Island.

Other government agencies such as the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and the Atlantic Meteorological Oceanographic & Laboratory(NOAA AOML) are conducting studies concerning the North Atlantic Ocean temperature patterns to predict flooding and rising sea levels.

LinkedIn has become more than a professional networking site it, offers research data and opinion pieces on rising sea levels. Yale conducted a Climate Change Communication study with visualizations and data research on climate change that affects the ocean temperatures.

The Sun-Sentinel did an article on rising stormwater and the difficulties that some of the cities were having such as city drainage and the ability to properly remove the water surge.

Columbia University conducts research and scientific studies with a group of scientists from around the world to find ways to slow down or stop climate change. Saving the planet from rising sea levels have become a top priority. Twitter is a social media platform Columbia University uses to get information out to the public on the studies conducted.

NASA has assembled a team of sea-level scientist to restart an Internet platform to inform the public through news articles and twitter post regarding studies on rising sea levels around the world as sort of a watch group.

The National Ocean Service uses Facebook and Twitter to keep the public informed on any new studies conducted on climate change and changes to the oceans floor core temperatures and predictions with storm surges.

Interesting Engineering posted an article on research conducted by the US Military concludes that salt water is rising rapidly and could overtake fresh water that would leave islands uninhabitable by the year 2030.

Social media platforms have evolved into various degrees of interaction on a global stage where a wealth of information is available.

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