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www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_most_useful_advantage_of_social_media_in_an_emergency_response_effort

One of the most important information management tools used in emergency ... key benefit that the use of social media gives emergency response organizations  ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-social-media-is-changing-disaster-response

Jun 7, 2013 ... ... the benefits and risks of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media during emergencies. ... The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wrote in its ... Sandy, “users sent more than 20 million Sandy-related Twitter posts, ... useful to teach the public how to use social media effectively, how to ...

emilms.fema.gov/is42/BPSM0103020t.htm

Better Practices in Social Media Use for Emergency Management ... public and private efforts to prevent, prepare, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters. ... from them that guides a more efficient and effective response to the emergency. ... Social media is used for alerting the public in sudden onset and rapidly ...

gcn.com/articles/2010/09/06/social-media-emergency-management.aspx

Sep 2, 2010 ... More people now use social media tools to report emergencies or call for help, and they ... 5 ways to use social media for better emergency response ... AlertSF is used solely for emergencies because officials do not want to clutter .... The goal of the Twitter Earthquake Detector effort, launched last year, is to ...

emilms.fema.gov/is42/BPSM0101020t.htm

Explain why social media is important for emergency management. .... of the more common social media sites used by emergency managers in more depth. .... in emergency management efforts, then some of the key benefits that social media ...

trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=ccisymposium

placed a higher premium on crisis management (Coombs, 1999). Through a ... impact of social media on the practice of crisis communications. ..... supplying useful information about the emergency to crisis communicators and other .... more quickly to people involved in recovery efforts by tracking up to 60 internet sites. On.

www.govtech.com/em/disaster/5-Trends-Emergency-Management-2014.html

Jan 20, 2014 ... It will be more important than ever to be able to identify risk and make ... a social media office in 2012, and the coordinated efforts have paid ... management is taking advantage of the opportunities social media offers, but it's ...

fcw.com/articles/2011/09/16/social-media-for-disasters-has-good-and-bad-aspects-crs-report-says.aspx

Sep 16, 2011 ... Social media: A mixed blessing for disaster response ... the information is incorrect or malicious, in which case it hinders response efforts. ... Networks such as Facebook and Twitter have been used for sharing ... advantages to using social media for emergencies and disasters, there ... Click here for more.

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268401215000638

Social media tools are integrated in most parts of our daily lives, as citizens, ... Communication is one of the fundamental tools of emergency management. ... direct their efforts towards a common goal (Reddy et al., 2009; Kopena et al., 2008). ... means such as social networks become an important conduit for information ...