Social Media in Disasters and Emergency Preparedness

James Roddey & Scott Reuter

Social Media is changing the way people respond to, and prepare for disasters. Tweets can travel faster than seismic waves, creating a real-time earthquake warning system. Virtual communities are created around the world when disasters strike and 80% of Americans expect messages for help on social media sites to be monitored 24/ 7 by emergency services professionals. Did you know you could turn your smart phone into your greatest safety tool? Want to get involved in a Virtual Operations Support Group that helps in disasters around the world?
Join disaster guru James Roddey and social media expert Scott Reuter and learn about the world of social media, emergency preparedness and disaster response in the 21st century.

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