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Social Media in Times of Emergency: How we use it

Social Media in Times of Emergency: How we use it

[ 0 ] February 12, 2022

Here at OSM we’ve posted many articles over time about the growing use of social media in times of emergency and crisis. Recent examples of this have been the Australian cyclone, the protests in Egypt and the New Zealand earthquake disaster.

Fire Department Tweets during blaze: Going too far?

Fire Department Tweets during blaze: Going too far?

[ 0 ] September 22, 2021

Twitter is being used more-and-more extensively by public departments these days who are seeing the benefit of social media for communicating with the public and keeping people updated on a situation. Only recently with the Boulder Fire in Colorado for example the Boulder Sheriff’s Department used Twitter and Facebook for keeping the public informed on [...]

Social Media Important in Disasters and Emergencies

Social Media Important in Disasters and Emergencies

[ 0 ] August 12, 2021

Those of you who use social media will have noticed it being used more and more in instances of disasters and emergencies. It’s turned out to be useful tool for people to reach out to communicate and get help in a crisis and it’s amazing how times have changed with more people using social media [...]