Following Monday’s attack on the Boston Marathon, here are a few more posts that looked at the role that social media played in the aftermath.
This weeks “Social Media for Good” roundup looks at how volunteers helped with the response to Typhoon Pablo, shares advice on how to design a social media campaign, is annoyed at Facebook ads and looks at how Twitter is changing journalism.
This is the second presentation from the GeOnG2012 conference: In the hours after a rapid-onset emergency social media can help humanitarian agencies and emergency responders get a better idea of what the situation is like on the ground.
The “Social Media for Good roundup” is an infrequent series of posts where I share interesting links I found on the web. This week with: Twitter tips, Google Earth revelations, relationship mapping, social media team management and more.
The “Social Media for Good roundup” is an infrequent series of posts where I share interesting links I found on the web. This week with: Open Street Map for dummies, examples of multimedia storytelling, social media guidance for civil servants, community based humanitarian response and tech tools for emergency management.
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has published a free e-book for reporters, that every communications delegate or public information officer should check out.
At least 12 people were killed and 38 injured in a shooting at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday. A lot of the survivors shared their feelings on social media, particularly Twitter, and a lot of journalists used social media to gather information and get in touch with sources.
In many situations, the main problem faced by information managers is not a lack of data, but the fact that data is stored in too many conflicting formats and full of inconsistencies and errors. This week I discovered a few free Google tools that can help to turn messy data into clean data.