Social media aids in pending disasters

Can social media save lives during disasters?

The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013 was very destructive, and has the town still in rebuild mode. (picture via npr.org)
The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013 was very destructive, and has the town still in rebuild mode. (picture via npr.org)

That is a question various social media outlets are trying to figure out.

Facebook and Twitter are among the leaders in alerting people when disasters are on the horizon.

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Author: reginecliatt

Finding my passion again by writing about me and everything else

One thought on “Social media aids in pending disasters”

  1. Regine,

    This is in response to your first post, not the one in this email. I think I was not invited to joint or follow you until after your first post had been made. I am now receiving the new posts as they are published. Any corrections or suggestions made in this review may be made on any subsequent posts. I will not grade your 2-3 posts for at least two days. And my apologies about getting to grading these so far after the posts were made.

    Topic:

    The last info I have on your topic selection is:

    Regine Cliatt, after school programming, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment: Is this in the news a lot? You should be aggregating current articles; not something weeks or months old. If you think there will be enough info, then this is fine. It may be a gamble on your part, though.

    It seems that you have changed. What is your current topic choice?

    Comments/grading

    * Missed initial deadline -10 pts. * Headline is acceptable * Uses Tags and Categories * Has a graphic. And has a text block with it, but having the Facebook log, and then identifying it as the logo is a bit redundant. In this case, you cold have not used a text block because it is in the headline. But I’m glad you thought about it and did add a text block or cutline. * The link(s) should be embedded in a word or phrase natural occurring in the post. It should not be a ”click here” or the use of the entire string of html. No points deducted this time, but will be in the future posts. * Links do work.

    Good start!

    Grade: 90

    RCS

    From: reginecliatt <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: reginecliatt <comment+2eh8ghe96851o2so2xi3@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:40:13 +0000 To: Saathoff <roger.saathoff@ttu.edu> Subject: [New post] Social media aids in pending disasters

    reginecliatt posted: “Can social media save lives during disasters? That is a question various social media outlets are trying to figure out. Facebook and Twitter are among the leaders in alerting people when disasters are on the horizon. This story has more on this “

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