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Twitter helps emergency services during natural disasters

Micromappers has enlisted digital humanitarian volunteers

Emergency responders start benefiting from Twitter when natural disasters strike like typhoons and tornadoes.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 13:39
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SMERST 2013: Social Media and Semantic Technologies in Emergency Response

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Venue City: 
Conventry
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Date: 
15/04/2013 - 16/04/2013
Venue: 
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
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University of Warwick

Language of event: 
English

This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Emergency Response and Humanitarian Disasters who are interested in Social Media and/or Semantic Technologies.

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USA: Social media as a disaster management tool

 When a series of storms and twisters hit at least 10 states in the USA at the end of February, many victims used social media channels to report their status or those of neighbors and friends

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Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:18

Twitter expands SMS service to satellite phones

The social networking website Twitter on Friday announced it has partnered with two satellite providers to make its messaging service available on satellite phones for the first time.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 15:47

Google+ for Crowdsourcing Crisis Information, Crisis Mapping and Disaster Response

Facebook is increasingly used to crowdsource crisis information and response, as is Twitter. So is it just a matter of time until we see similar use cases with Google+?

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 05/07/2011 - 16:14

February 2010

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Fri, 05/03/2010

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