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On the role of social media for civil protection and disaster response. Articles in English and German. Zur Rolle von Social Media im Bevölkerungsschutz und der Katastrophenhilfe. Artikel in Deutsch und Englisch.
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Crowdsourcing and chaos: how social media can save the day

Crowdsourcing and chaos: how social media can save the day | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
When a powerful earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan province in 2008, the disaster was too catastrophic for authorities to stay on top of events as they unfolded.
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Digital Jedis Complete Response to Typhoon Ruby

Digital Jedis Complete Response to Typhoon Ruby | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Thank you, Digital Jedis! Every Click you made on MicroMappers was a gift. Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) disrupted the lives of many and caused damage in regions already affected by previous disasters. As...
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Digital volunteers use social media, come together during Jammu floods

Digital volunteers use social media, come together during Jammu floods | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Social media not only has the power to connect individuals from across borders but also has the ability to provide assistance to people when natural calami
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"TripAdvisor" for UAV/Drone Travel

"TripAdvisor" for UAV/Drone Travel | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) promotes the safe and responsible use of UAVs in humanitarian settings. As noted in the network's Code of Conduct,…
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Crisis Response Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings

Crisis Response Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
In the minutes and hours that followed the bombing, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) embarked upon an unexpected crisis communications campaign using social media.
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Can Crowdsourcing Help Find Malaysian Flight MH370?

Can Crowdsourcing Help Find Malaysian Flight MH370? | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Despite its shortcomings, crowdsourced mapping has been useful in disasters before. By Annalisa Merrelli
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Spread the word: the value of local information in disaster response

Spread the word: the value of local information in disaster response | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
As dozens of bushfires continue to burn across the country (not least in New South Wales) many Australians find themselves unable to return home while many others have no home to return to. While we all…
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DocBlock Medienmanagement & Kommunikation: Crisis Communication and Communication Crises

DocBlock Medienmanagement & Kommunikation: Crisis Communication and Communication Crises | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Crisis communications reflects the communicative ability of an organization in a crisis.
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OpenStreetMap for Diplomacy: MapGive and Presidential Innovation Fellow

OpenStreetMap for Diplomacy: MapGive and Presidential Innovation Fellow | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
On March 6, 2014,
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Training Workshops Step up Communication Momentum at IGCF 2014

Sessions Highlight Changing Role of Government Communications Following Advent of Social Media and Challenges Pertaining to Crisis Communications
 
Sharjah-UAE: 22 February, 2014 – The International Government Communication Forum 2014 (I
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Digitale Nothilfe

Digitale Nothilfe | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Drohnen liefern bei Überschwemmungen überlebenswichtige Daten, Krisenkarten unterstützen die Kommunikation von Hilfsmannschaften und Apps geben Schutzanweisungen, wenn der Hurrikan wütet. In der letzten Dekade hat sich die Nothilf...
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Is social media responsible for your safety during a disaster?

Is social media responsible for your safety during a disaster? | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s not surprising so many people use social media in crises such as floods, fires and earthquakes. Facebook has introduced Safety Check, a new tool for users…
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Helping fight the Ebola outbreak with a humanitarian mapping project

Helping fight the Ebola outbreak with a humanitarian mapping project | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
I just discovered a way that I can help with the effort to get the Ebola virus disease outbreak under control given my limited resources and skills and I thought others here might be interested as it also happens to be a cool technology in general. It is part of the open source project Open Street Map ( http://www.openstreetmap.org/ ), which is a crowd sourced, open data map of the world. In general there is a subset of mapping called "crisis mapping" or "humanitarian mapping" and this is b...
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By the People, for the People: Crowdsourcing to Improve Government

By the People, for the People: Crowdsourcing to Improve Government | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
The United States has a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and the talents, energy, and creativity of the American public are our Nat…
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Getting ready for tomorrow’s emergency today

Getting ready for tomorrow’s emergency today | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Friday marks the 108th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. As we commemorate this date in history, we are reminded of...
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Emergency Journalism | toolkit for better and accurate reporting

Emergency Journalism | toolkit for better and accurate reporting | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
toolkit for better and accurate reporting
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Ushahidi - Africa’s Gift to Silicon Valley - How to Track a Crisis - NYTimes.com

Ushahidi - Africa’s Gift to Silicon Valley - How to Track a Crisis - NYTimes.com | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
A small Kenyan-born Web site is bringing crowdsourcing to disaster relief and other humanitarian causes.
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Crowdsourcing hunt for MH370 extends to millions of sq miles

Crowdsourcing hunt for MH370 extends to millions of sq miles | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
The hunt for MH370 now involves 26 countries and an estimated 30 million square miles of terrain over both land and sea. The missing aeroplane may have continued flying for up to seven hours after sending…
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Lessons in Crisis Communications From FDR

Lessons in Crisis Communications From FDR | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
Social media lets modern-day would-be FDRs speak directly with a public in times of crisis. Here are 3 lessons in crisis communications from FDR.
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DigitalGlobe Is Crowdsourcing The Search For Flight 370, Here's How To Help

DigitalGlobe Is Crowdsourcing The Search For Flight 370, Here's How To Help | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
A company that provides satellite imagery to Google Maps opened its platform to the crowd in order to aid the search for the missing Malaysian...
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Join me for "Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management"

Join me for "Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management" | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
I have been asked to facilitate the upcoming online TechChange Course, "Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management".
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USAID Welcomes the Crowd to Use Geo-Mapping Tools for Open Source Development | USAID Impact

USAID Welcomes the Crowd to Use Geo-Mapping Tools for Open Source Development | USAID Impact | Social Media & Disaster Response | Scoop.it
In 2014, USAID’s embrace of open source tools and crowdsourcing projects will continue to improve the effectiveness of U.S. development assistance while creating new opportunities for the communities where we work. USAID took the unprecedented step in June 2012 to improve government transparency by hosting a crowdsourcing event to open up access to the public to help map USAID’s loan guarantee data.
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