October 20th, 2015 | by EJC
On August 6, 2006, a small earthquake struck the San Francisco area. The event triggered a discussion instantly in a new tool called “Twitter”. In that defining social media moment, two-way communications inspired the public not only to communicate status in real time but also to be active in their own preparedness and recovery planning
July 10th, 2015 | by EJC
FEMA collects data from disasters, but not everyone has the skill-set to use this raw data. A new app released by FEMA aims to make this information more readily available to report on hazards past and present.
October 14th, 2013 | by EJC
In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.
December 5th, 2012 | by EJC
This article was written by Patrick Meier and originally published at iRevolution on 3 December, 2012. Republished with permission.