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Social Media and Emergency Response: The Challenge with Leveraging Social Media Data

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Dr. Andrea H. Tapia

In a previous post, we examined how social media had a profound effect on emergency response in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean island nation of Haiti. This marked the first instance of social media being leveraged in this manner, when disaster victims rose up to play a role in their own rescue.

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Social Media and Emergency Management: A Powerful Combination

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Dr. Andrea H. Tapia

A network television show that debuted recently is centered on a crowd-sourcing platform that is used to solve all sorts of serious crimes, and in some cases, prevent them. While this may seem implausible, it actually is a case of art imitating life.

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