Twitter’s First Government Case Study

The USGS has become Twitter’s first-ever Government case study on their Twitter 101 for Business page. The account highlighted is the @USGSted account (Twitter Earthquake Detector).

The snippet from the site:

One of the U.S. Geological Survey’s unique responsibilities is the monitoring and reporting of earthquakes, which affect the daily lives of
people around the world. By mining real-time tweets, the USGS expands
its suite of seismically derived information and obtains first-hand
accounts of shaking seconds after an earthquake occurs.

You can read more details on Twitter.

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Attia Nasar

This is an amazing example of how social media is changing the world by fostering technological developments that can aid in communication during a crisis. I can’t wait to see what else will come of this!