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Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Ten #SMEM Commandments

Last weekend I tapped the #SMEM community, asking for their “Commandments” related to use of social media in emergencies.  It generated a dozen or so replies, many with a common theme.  I’ve incorporated them into my own list below.  What ...

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The Future Was Yesterday

In one of his recent blog posts for Emergency Management Magazine, Eric Holdeman declared the debate over as it relates to the need to use social media tools in emergency management.  I’m not so sure the debate or discussion is ...

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Anthrax and Aircrash

One of the most frequently expressed mantras in the social media for emergency response world is; “Engage before the big one, or you will be irrelevant.”  So what does that mean?  It is fairly easy – but time consuming – ...

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Never Forget

I was recently asked to participate in an upcoming rememberance ceremony for 9-11.  Thinking I was going to be asked to make a short speech, I penned the following.  The agenda changed, but my feelings didn’t, so I’m sharing my ...

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Over 50 miles away with a slide tray

This week I flew to Washington D.C. along with three fellow thought leaders in the use of social media for emergency management/response.  Brian Humphrey, Lead PIO for LAFD, Mark Basnight, PIO for Charlotte, North Carolina FD, and Denis Gusty, DHS ...

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