As my train neared our nation's capital, I was thinking how to best adjust the "pitch" those of use who believe in SM in EM, must use to convince agencies to move toward the ultimate objective of a "community-based situational awareness".
For more on this, see my previous post.
The key is a staged approach. Any presentation on SMEM should focus on the following:
- explanation of the basic social media tools during an emergency (what twitter is for, Facebook's forte, Youtube's power, the use of hashtags)
- showcase the resiliency of social media during disasters
- case studies on the use of SM during recent disasters (post 2009)
- describing a staged approach in implementing SM into EM (see above link)