Over the past year there have been several interesting developments when it comes to units of government trying to solve the puzzle that is social media. They include:
- In mid-July 2012, FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) released an online training course on the subject: IS 42 - Social Media in Emergency Management, and
- In early December, North Carolina launched the world's first interactive archive of government based social media.
Along these lines, a brief given yesterday to FEMA Region V's Regional Interagency Steering Committee (RISC) provided solid information and links helpful to those trying to understand how social media can be used to increase situational awareness and effectively deliver on mission during disasters. The link below can be used to view that presentation:
(Carolyn Deming, FEMA Region V, January 23, 2013)
Comment: Although this presentation is without the accompanying audio, it is well worth the time to review. I found a link to a product I didn't even know existed - maybe you will too!