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.
Pretty slick…cool to see gov’t being recognized.
The USGS is so very awesome!
@Pam: I agree 🙂
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!
Nice article. Keep up the good work. 🙂
Love this! Thanks for sharing.