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Social Hub | FEMA.gov

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The Impact of Social Media on the Calgary Flood by Inbound Interactive

The Impact of Social Media on the Calgary Flood by Inbound Interactive | Social Media | Scoop.it
[INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic displaying metrics from the 2013 Calgary Flood and the effect of Social Media during the event in Calgary. By @calindaniel
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Can Twitter Predict Where You'll Get Food Poisoning?

Can Twitter Predict Where You'll Get Food Poisoning? | Social Media | Scoop.it
A new system tracks food illness by parsing mountains of geo-tagged data.
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Will Instagram become the next major news channel?

Will Instagram become the next major news channel? | Social Media | Scoop.it
NowThisNews debuts on Instagram--another new way to get instant news
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Twitter Launches Alert System for Emergencies

Twitter Launches Alert System for Emergencies | Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter Alerts aims to get information from vetted, credible organizations to the public during an emergency.
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Virtual Operations Support Group – Implementing VOST for SMEM - social media for emergency management

Virtual Operations Support Group – Implementing VOST for SMEM - social media for emergency management | Social Media | Scoop.it
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Users Flocked To Twitter During Hurricane Sandy

Users Flocked To Twitter During Hurricane Sandy | Social Media | Scoop.it
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter users flocked to the micro-messaging network this week as Hurricane Sandy swept through the eastern U.S.
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Social Hub | FEMA.gov

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Can Official Disaster Response Apps Compete with Twitter?

Can Official Disaster Response Apps Compete with Twitter? | Social Media | Scoop.it
There are over half-a-billion Twitter users, with an average of 135,000 new users signing up on a daily basis (1). Can emergency management and disaster response organizations win over some Twitter...
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Social Media Must-Have Emergency Checklist

Social Media Must-Have Emergency Checklist | Social Media | Scoop.it

Is your social media ready for an emergency? Hurricane Sandy is moving onto the east coast of the US. Has your organization thought through how to deal with the storm and its aftermath through the use of social media?

 

The best practice is to plan for an emergency before you’re confronted with one. This includes businesses that only have an online presence since a major weather event or other type of emergency may cause outages and other problems.

 

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The Power of a Tweet: Improving Emergency Response with Social Media

The Power of a Tweet: Improving Emergency Response with Social Media | Social Media | Scoop.it
We know people use social media in crises. But can social media influence the decisions of emergency responders? A MITRE team conducted a simulation experiment, or SIMEX, to find out.
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How Do You Use Social Media in Emergencies?

How Do You Use Social Media in Emergencies? | Social Media | Scoop.it

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How do Americans use social tools during disasters? American Red Cross [ARC] - http://rdcrss.org/wUTTuc conducted a survey to find out. You may remember a similar survey last year, but this time ARC polled both online and via telephone to get a sense of the general population’s expectations and activities within social communities.

 

"Social media is becoming an integral part of disaster response,” said Wendy Harman, director of social strategy for the American Red Cross. “During the record-breaking 2011 spring storm season, people across America alerted the Red Cross to their needs via Facebook. We also used Twitter to connect to thousands of people seeking comfort, and safety information to help get them through the darkest hours of storms.”

 

Key findings include: http://bit.ly/xZLsBb ;

Followed by television and local radio, the internet is the third most popular way for people to gather emergency information with 18 percent of both the general and the online population specifically using Facebook for that purposeNearly a fourth (24 percent) of the general population and a third (31 percent) of the online population would use social media to let loved ones know they are safe;Four of five (80 percent) of the general and 69 percent of the online populations surveyed believe that national emergency response organizations should regularly monitor social media sites in order to respond promptly.For those who would post a request for help through social media, 39 percent of those polled online and 35 of those polled via telephone said they would expect help to arrive in less than one hour.The survey findings show that the increasing use of social media and mobile technologies to get disaster information and to seek help should cause response agencies to adjust their procedures to use social media more to engage with people in times of disaster and to include information from social networks in their response efforts. Finally, an Infographic of some of the key findings of the survey - http://bit.ly/xPYpzP ;
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Are Canada's Emergency Managers Ready for Social Media?

Are Canada's Emergency Managers Ready for Social Media? | Social Media | Scoop.it
The Disruptive Power of Social Media Forces Emergency Managers to AdaptSocial networking and social media are forcing crisis managers, volunteers and the affected public to change how they prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster.Virtually...
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Fugate’s Digital Push Includes Improved FEMA App, Social Media as Two-Way Dialog

Fugate’s Digital Push Includes Improved FEMA App, Social Media as Two-Way Dialog | Social Media | Scoop.it
FEMA administrator urges emergency management agencies to boost social media efforts.
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Gnip The 4 Ways People Use Social Media in Natural Disasters | Company Blog

Gnip The 4 Ways People Use Social Media in Natural Disasters | Company Blog | Social Media | Scoop.it
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How the Red Cross used social media during the Alberta floods

How the Red Cross used social media during the Alberta floods | Social Media | Scoop.it
In early June, heavy rains flooded Alberta. Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate, and four people were killed.
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Virtual Operations Support Teams Harness Social Media

Virtual Operations Support Teams Harness Social Media | Social Media | Scoop.it
The teams of emergency managers and disaster volunteers lend virtual support to those on the site of a disaster.
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Twitter in emergencies. Seriously? | Forbes Calamity Prevention blog

Can a communication service called “Twitter” that limits messages to 140 characters - about 25 English language words - possibly have a serious official use in emergencies?
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Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response

Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response | Social Media | Scoop.it
During a crisis the large amounts of data produced can be overwhelming to analyse. Microtasking could help solve that problem by harnessing the power of the crowd
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Crowdsourcing Disasters and Social Engagement Multiplied | Homeland Security

Crowdsourcing Disasters and Social Engagement Multiplied | Homeland Security | Social Media | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing disasters. New social media sites. Centralized places to get info. Our digital team at FEMA has been busy launching a number of new tools to help the public and our partners to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
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Boston Marathon crisis: How social media responded

Boston Marathon crisis: How social media responded | Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media became a key part of the emergency response to the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon.Three people were...

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How people use social media in emergencies: GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology

How people use social media in emergencies: GIS, Maps, Mobile and Social Location Technology | Social Media | Scoop.it

David Murphy of PC Magazine recently published an article that looked at the role of social media in emergency response - this article came out post hurricane (Planet Geospatial: AnyGeo: How people use social media in emergencies.


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