Using Social Media for Emergency Notifications

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Primary Target Country
Publishing Organisation Twenty First Century Communications, Inc.
Language English
Year Published 2010
Target Audience Businesses
Status Published
Disaster Management Phase Before
Covers Thematic Social Media Strategy
Audience Experience Level Starter
Source Website
Abstract Three Social Media Steps to Take
  • 1. Start Participating
    • Set up a Twitter and a Facebook account.
  • 2. Build a Following
    • Follow local media and citizens on Twitter and they will follow you back. Over time you will build a sizeable Twitter audience.
    • Same on Facebook.
    • For more tips simply Google “how to build a social media following.
  • 3. Start Listening
    • In a world deeply integrated with the Internet and social media, conversations that are happening at this very moment can be as easy as setting up a Google Alert for your agency name, city name or county name.
    • Google Alerts will notify you each time your name is mentioned online.
Is Archived No
Covers platforms Facebook, Twitter

The basic principles of social media in crisis situations are explained with seven questions, followed by help on the use of Twitter and Facebook.