For the second time this year social media and diasters have worked well together. First Fargo North Dakota got out the message on twitter, fliker and webcams. People showed up not because of the news but IM and tweets.
Now swine flu has been a topic on Twitter. CDCEmergency and others have posted links to news. As people have responded it looks like CDC has been updating their webpage to meet people’s needs. Why? How to meet peoples needs is not a high school nor colledge course. It is an ongoing lesson that changes as technology changes.
Here on GovLoop two seperate blogs where created on swine flu. Even though the govenment can not solve this problem it is the focal point of information and aide. This brings us back to lessons in using social media not only to connect people but to both figure out what information people need and how to serve it up.
Twitter, web pages, blogs and pod casts seem best. Twitter for quick information and direction. Blogs for longer discussions, pod casts so people can take the information with them, web pages to bring it all together.
How good a jod do you think is being done?