Hawaii Tracker admins reflect on role of social media group during eruption


Philip Ong, left, and Dane DuPont. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

Dane DuPont, left, and Philip Ong. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — When Ryan Finlay started the Hawaii Tracker group on Facebook in 2014, he had one goal in mind — to help Pahoa residents stay connected as a lava flow from Puu Oo threatened their town.