Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another powerful argument for the use of social media

We have truly moved into the age of social convergence in emergency management. We are now in the "How can I use social media in my EM program? instead of the "why should I use SM? ...

Craig Fugate, the head of FEMA, gives the best argument I've seen in a while in a written testimony for the US Congress:

"We value social media tools not only because they allow us to send important disaster-related information to the people who need it, but also because they allow us to incorporate critical updates from the individuals who experience the on-the-ground reality of a disaster.”

Read more on this in Kim Stephen's post and the full testimony.

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