Videos: Concepts of Social Media

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Here are some informational videos about the use of social media during disasters that were created specifically as part of this program as a public resource. Themes covered include use of social media in identifying at risk populations, facilitating communication between the general public and first responders during disasters, responding to inaccurate online information and rumors during large scale disasters, developing risk communication strategies to better understand community needs, using geolocation devices during crises, dealing with social media privacy concerns during large-scale disasters; and more.

Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series

Gathering crowdsourced information


Empowering people to participate and share


Channeling influential sources to build trust


Making sure information is up-to-date and relevant


Organizing social media using lists and dashboards