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Silence Isn't Golden: The importance of social media before and during emergencies

Presentation to EPICC, Sept. 20, 2013: Victoria, BC
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Emergency Info BC

on 16 October 2013

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Transcript of Silence Isn't Golden: The importance of social media before and during emergencies

Who and where we are online
Silence Isn't Golden:
The importance of social media
before and during emergencies

Be active online and plan for the emergency before it happens
What's the big deal?
Silence is not golden
It's fast
It's flexible
2012 Canadian Red Cross Survey:

One-third of respondents said they wanted to receive emergency information via online sources
Oct. 27: Tsunami Warning
It's relevant
Canadians spend more time online than Internet users anywhere else
It's expected
Actively listen
Get your ducks in a row
If you wait to communicate,
others will do it for you
Don't let anyone else steer your ship
See you online!
July 26: Lemon Creek jet fuel spill
Don't let others tell your story
In conclusion...
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