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[Avian Flu Diary] Reminder: Red Cross Online Summit Today

Posted by Automator On August - 12 - 2010

(Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:27:00 +0000)



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Later today the Red Cross will begin an online summit on Emergency uses of social media. 


John Solomon wrote a terrific blog on some of the issues that will be addressed earlier this week called (truncated) New Red Cross Study Finds Web Users Would Turn To Social Media In Emergencies.



Details of the summit are below, followed by ways you can follow it online.


Emergency Social Data Summit

Red Cross Volunteer Winnie Romeril in Haiti


Emergency Social Data Summit

Social media has changed how people communicate, including their calls for help. Now, people Tweet, update Facebook statuses, and text about natural disasters. Emergency and disaster response organizations are working to develop a process to address this and harness the communication power of new media.


The American Red Cross is hosting the Emergency Social Data Summit to bring together government agencies, emergency management professionals, disaster response organizations, tech companies and concerned citizens to address how to reply to these digital cries for help more effectively.

You can read the full agenda here.


Thursday, August 12 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ET

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Since personal attendance is by invitation only, the event will be broadcast on the internet and details relayed via social media outlets.


The Hashtag to follow on Twitter is #crisisdata.


Other ways to watch, or follow this summit listed on the Red Cross summit site include:


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