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Jeannette Sutton, Natural Hazards Center — Debunking Myths/Learning How To Use Social Media During Disasters (”What Should We Tell The Public?)

July 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This edition of the “What Should We Tell The Public?” video series features Jeannette Sutton, a leading researcher on social media and disasters, from the University of Colorado’s Natural Hazards Center. I filmed this segment at the Center’s recently completed Natural Hazards And Applications Workshop held in Broomfield, Colorado. Jeannette’s work was featured in a recent Reason magazine article, “Tweeting Under Fire”. She was also quoted in another piece, “Emergency Managers and First Responders Use Twitter and Facebook to Update Communities,” in Emergency Management magazine.

In this video, she debunks some myths about social media during disasters and urges citizens to learn how applications such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace can help them in an emergency situation.

Jeannette Sutton, Natural Hazards Center

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  • 1 EMS Blog Rounds Edition 10 // Jul 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

    [...] should all take into account more often when making our grand response plans. The post this week, Debunking Myths/Learning How To Use Social Media During Disasters, is also something more agencies need to [...]

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