Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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How to Tweet Your Way Through an Emergency by Amy Kniss

Terrorists attack. Tsunamis strike. Commuter trains collide. Disasters like these create chaos and often disrupt traditional means of communication. What to do in such situations? Tweet, what else? Tech friendly folks may find turning to Twitter, a popular social text messaging site that allows users to share 140 character “micro-blogs” in real time, a no brainer. Agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) more accustomed to communicating via old media (smoke signals, snail mail, landlines, etc.), find the immediacy of tweets revolutionary. According to a recent article in ReadWriteWeb, FEMA has joined forces with The Safe America Foundation to help teach people how to use social networks like Twitter to stay connected and informed during an emergency. You don’t need to wait for FEMA train you! Prepare to tweet your way through an emergency right now. Read on to learn how.

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