Thought you might be interested to see this presentation by the Emergency 2.0 Wiki project on how governments can use social media to help their agencies, employees and customers better prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. We presented it at the recent Smart Government Conference in Canberra, Australia. We would be keen to hear what you think! (NB: if you haven’t used Prezi before, you’ll find the zoom button handy).
Also a shout out that the Emergency 2.0 Wiki is crowdsourcing from the global community, guidelines on how to use social media in emergencies. We’d like to adapt them to develop generic guidelines for use by everyone and, if granted permission, we’d be keen to link to them in ‘Examples’.
We’re also looking for Reference Group members, so please give us a shout if you’re keen.
If you just want to help out by adding tips and links please contact us too… it takes a global community to create a wiki and everyone’s input is welcome!
We’re aiming to have the wiki ready for government, community, business and the public to use early December for the northern hemisphere winter season of blizzards and the southern hemisphere summer season of bushfires, cyclones and floods…. so we’re in a race against time!
Eileen, Project Leader (Voluntary)