Skip to content
Guest Thinkers

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption and you

I'm looking for some help - tell me about the experience of watching the Eyjafjallajökull eruption unfold on the internet.


nEyjafjallajökull erupting in the spring of 2010.


nn

I have a request for all of you Eruptions readers! In a few weeks I will be giving a talk here at Denison on the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and especially the aspects of how the eruption unfolded on the web. I think the shared experience of the seismicity, fissure vent eruption and explosive eruption – along with all the ramifications of the air traffic stoppage over Europe – was a fascinating phenomenon. So, I ask you readers: How would you describe your experience on Eruptions during the Eyjafjallajökull events? By that I mean in terms of finding information, sharing information, sharing experiences or whatever – what stands out in your mind that made the Eyjafjallajökull so unique for a volcanic eruption in recent memory, especially in regards to the internet and the blog. Did you feel you got something more out of the collective experience than just following the news events on normal media?

Smarter faster: the Big Think newsletter
Subscribe for counterintuitive, surprising, and impactful stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday

nn

If you are willing and able to share, please send me your thoughts to

or leave a comment on this post.

nn

Thanks for any help!


Related

Up Next