Friday, February 13, 2015

Social Media in Disaster Preparedness: Workshop Feb 19.

Hi Folks,

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and remember to thank a Braille literate blind person if you are ever caught someplace where the only way to read the signage is someone who knows Braille.

Social Media in Disasters
& Twitter as a Tool

Community Workshop:
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 7– 9 pm
Open to all – Neighborhood Leaders, SNAP, CERT
and Community Emergency Hub volunteers
Kate Starbird, UW Associate Professor: How social media is used during
disasters, especially for collaboration.
She has seen many examples where, even
after a devastating disaster, networks of communications are quick to re-establish themselves and
can be important to neighborhood-level response.
Elodie Fichet, City of Kirkland OEM: How Twitter can be used by
response groups.
She will cover Twitter basics, but she will presume that people have an
account and know how to send and receive tweets. There will be some short hands-on practice.
Don’t Tweet? Bring a friend who does!
6:30 p.m. – sign-in, snacks, 7:00 p.m. – program begins
*Sign up at:
Location: City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center,
105 5th Ave S (Corner of 5
Ave S and S Washington St)
*For language or access accommodations, contact us by 2/12/2015:
Phone: 206-233-5076, Email:
For more information, contact Debbie Goetz: 206-684-0517,

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