Social Media and Disaster Assistance
When cell phones channel alerts and social media change disaster management.
When it comes to warning the public in disaster situations, a mix of communication channels is important for us….. We are glad that modern technology enables specific information to be provided via smartphones, for example. It's better than what we could achieve with a siren.
Video interview: Social Media and Disaster Assistence
Christoph Unger, President of the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistence, is happy about social media possibilities. We talked to him about new communication channels and how to create a climate of trust and confidence.
How do disaster warnings work? Example: Israel
Israel is a good example of how to organize disaster warnings. For years the country has been on constant alert and has pioneered technological innovation. Israeli technology is now even being used in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
MyShake app turns smartphones into an early warning system
Of all natural disasters earthquakes cost the most human lives and cause the greatest damage. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an earthquake. Researchers from T-Labs and the University of California, Berkeley have developed an app aimed at saving lives.
Safety first: warning apps for your smartphone
How to inform many people location dependend, quickly and trustworthy? This works with specific apps whose downloads are rising constantly.
The Use Of Social Media In Case Of Catastrophes and Crises.