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My observations from yesterday's flooding event and some lessons on how to better optimize the use of social media.
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A few lessons I gleaned from their experience.
Post by: Kim Stephens We had a light dusting of snow last night and schools are closed today in my county. I'm guessing there are some officials in Atlanta wishing they had made the same decision y...
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Powerful lessons from a situation that could affect many different types of organizations.
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Post by: Kim Stephens December is a month of reflection and I, along with Patrice Cloutier and James Garrow are using our blogs to highlight interesting  social media and emergency management trend...
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Post by: Kim Stephens September is National Preparedness Month, so it seemed worth noting a story that appeared on NPR that discussed organizational preparedness.  The interview was on NPR's "Here ...
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Post by: Kim Stephens Crowdsourcing for disaster response and recovery has been a hot topic since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In fact, Google the term "Haiti earthquake crowdsourcing" and you'll ...
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I honestly thought the Seattle PD Twitter account was hacked. See why. 
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This type of technology really is a game changer.
Wish you had a better way to make sense of Twitter during disasters than this? Type in a keyword like #ChileEarthquake in Twitter's search box above and you'll see more tweets than you can possibly...
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Post by: Kim Stephens Looking back on the year, there was one  article that stood out because of its clear use of graphics and imagery to communicate risk information. During the summer of 2013, th...
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Post by: Kim Stephens As National Preparedness Month comes to a close I had an opportunity to check in on the Emergency Kit Cook-Off Contest, sponsored by Arizona State Division of Emergency Manage...
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Post by: Kim Stephens In this post I examine what social media, emergency preparedness and get-out the vote messaging have in common--it seems like a stretch, I know! Every September is National Pr...
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How can ESF #15 coordinate a social media presence? The Big Windy Complex fire in Oregon is a good example. They are also using a VOST. Could this work with other organizations?
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Does your state emergency management office or locality have  an aggregated social feed of all relevant stakeholders and response partners? See an example from +FEMA and the National Capital Region.
Post by: Kim Stephens FEMA consumed the majority of the Social Media and Emergency Management conversation on Twitter yesterday with their announcement of an update to their mobile application allo...
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I'm not sure I would assume "I am sure it's been thought of!" LOL!
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