A recent post in Patrick Meier’s iRevolution blog entitled “Using Twitter to Detect Micro-Crises in Real-Time” identified the need for a system to enable individuals to use a micro-blogging capability such as Twitter to simply alert emergency services or others who may be able to offer help in the event [...]
On November 14th the Israel Defence Force (IDF) started an operation against Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip. These operations were but the latest instalment of the long running conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. However, as the IDF operations commenced they announced the fact to the world on Twitter and their blog. The [...]
I have become increasingly aware of social media tools recently and as result have been investigating some of the capabilities that are starting to appear to help analyse social trends. In this post I will take a look as some of the more interesting offerings I have discovered in my journey to social media awareness.
How government could use social media to improve its response to public crises
Over the last couple of months I have been watching with interest how social media has been used during a number of crisis events and how governments have reacted to and made use of these technologies. It has been an instructive period [...]
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