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Verification Handbook: homepage
"The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers; it can literally be a matter of life or death."
user-generated-content  disaster  emergency  social-media  verification  data 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Outage after Marathon Bombings Prompts Emergency Network Proposal | MIT Technology Review
"When professional responders are performing their vital jobs but others cannot easily communicate, these approaches can empower citizens, not-for-profits, and companies, helping them communicate and possibly provide other necessary assistance. In this mutual aid configuration, the more people affected, the more possibilities there are for those people to contribute resources, helping create a disruption-tolerant, delay-tolerant network—a form of scaling that is impractical for the traditional model."
disaster  communication  crisis  community  informal  emergency 
june 2013 by tsuomela
Home | inTERRAgate
inTERRAgate provides a framework for uploading natural hazard and risk data at a national level, together with in-country contact details for disaster first-responders.
disaster  emergency  resources 
may 2008 by tsuomela
Making Light: Go Bags
” I have inventoried on my Emergency Kits page. Those “Jump Kits” or “Go Bags” are things you keep by your front door, or in the bottom drawer of your office desk, for the moment when the cop or firefighter pounds on the door and yells “Get ou
disaster  emergency  communication  preparation 
october 2007 by tsuomela
Daily Kos: State of the Nation
part of series of essays on local emergency planning
emergency  planning  disaster 
march 2007 by tsuomela

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