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Facebook, Twitter To Message Disaster Warnings in Australia

The Cairns region in far north Queensland Australia will be be conducting trials in the use of social network sites Facebook and Twitter to issue urgent messages about natural disasters in the area. This is something we have advocated here for some time now. The benefits of using social networking platforms in crisis or emergency communications are numerous and we’re missing some incredible opportunities in this area.

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  • Why not? The important thing is getting the message out quickly and widely, not how it’s done. I can’t believe they are coming up against so much criticism. Go for it, I say!

  • Well I think its a great idea.. if people subscribe to the Government warnings page, they will immediately receive updates . Its all for their own safety, its reliable and fast communication, thats what is needed in these situations.

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