April was a dramatic month in the United States, from the terror incident during the Boston Marathon, to the deadly explosion in the town of West in Central Texas.
The general public is still learning about potential uses of social media during emergency situations, and many insightful examples of its successful use were tested this month.
“More than 66% of adult online users are now connected to one or more social media platforms. And it’s not just about keeping in touch with friends or following news or interests. As social media continues to play a pervasive role in the way people think, act and react to the world, it’s also changing one of the most crucial ways of actually helping the world: how people respond to emergencies and disaster,” notes Sonia Paul for Mashable.
To read more of my post – of interest to many but especially those of us working in the nonprofit sector – please follow this link: Emergencies: Use Social Media. Thanks!
Thanks to Gail for letting me on her GROWMAP.COM site. I am a bit late in getting started, but appreciate the invitation very much!
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