Social Networking Alerts

Social Networking Alerts

Social Networking Alerts should be part of your overall Emergency Preparedness Planning. Facebook and Twitter both offer tools to help keep families, students, and employees informed before, during, and after a disaster or emergency.

The use of Social Networking Alerts allows public safety organizations, businesses, and schools a way to provide just-in-time information and directions so that individuals can prepare in the event of an emergency. Social Networking Alerts shouldn’t be used to share sensitive information, but to provide timely information to keep people safe and secure.

Facebook’s Safety Check

Synopsis: During a natural disaster Facebook sends a notification to users in the affected area, asking is they are safe. Facebook determines the user’s location and proximity to the disaster from the city noted in the user’s profile and the user’s last known location.

Twitter Alerts

Synopsis: Twitter Alerts enables public safety organizations to provide important information in the event of a human-made or natural disaster. Twitter Alerts provides a reliable tool and familiar notification platform that allows regional, national, and international public safety organizations to keep people informed during a crisis.

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