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Should you Cross-Post to Social Platforms? What does FEMA do?

By   /  April 27, 2012  /  #smem, Social Media  /  No Comments

From Kim Stephens @ idisaster 2.0 The other day in a SMEMchat we debated (briefly) the pros and cons of cross-posting to Twitter and Facebook, particularly the practice of posting to Twitter from Facebook–not necessarily dual  posting from a third party application such as Hootesuite or Tweetdeck. I recalled reading that this was problematic in […]

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Anaheim CERT to Monitor Social Media During a Disaster

By   /  April 25, 2012  /  General News  /  No Comments

From Kim Stephens @ idisaster 2.0 It has been documented that government agencies often experience a 500% increase in the number of followers and “fans” to their social media sites during a disaster. Monitoring those sites and responding to requests for information can become overwhelming: at a minimum it is most certainly labor intensive. Emergency […]

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Is Your Hospital Social?

By   /  April 23, 2012  /  #smem, Emergency Management  /  No Comments

From Kim Stephens @ idisaster 2.0 Although my blog specifically addresses emergency management, I wanted to bring your attention to a fabulous resource for healthcare and social media. The blog “Found in Cache” is fantastic: it is one to both bookmark and emulate. The author is Ed Bennett  who also manages web operations at the University of Maryland Medical […]

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The DHS intelligence sharing it is and isn’t doing

By   /  April 19, 2012  /  Homeland Security  /  No Comments

The problems with inter-governmental information sharing are not the result of technology; technology per se rarely is the genuine factor leading to institutional error; certainly it can be, but all too often it is slandered and defamed as if it were human; in agency after agency, however, DHS computers simply do what they are told […]

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Is Your Organization Socially Awkward?

By   /  April 19, 2012  /  #smem, Emergency Management, Social Media  /  No Comments

From Kim Stephens @ idisaster 2.0 Brian Crumpler, a public employee and author of the “Disastermapping” blog, posted yesterday about social media as the “new professional development.”  He  tries to demystify the tools by stating “Social Media is simply the use of media (written and/or visual) to communicate thoughts and ideas through social interaction.” A friend of […]

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