Social Media is woven into the fabric of our lives. Just this year, we have seen Social Media play a critical role in our political processes throughout the world. Many attribute the Political advances we have seen in the Middle East to the vast reach and easy access of Social Media. However, other global uses of […]Read more "Social Media in Supply Chain and Emergency Management"
Our times seem to be driven by emergency situations now more than ever before. We seem to be experiencing political unrest and geophysical disruptions at an accelerated rate. I have no scientific data to support this at this time. But, I believe some would agree with the assumption that the last millennium may have been relatively calm compared to […]Read more "Access the Knowledge of the Crowd Through Social Media"
Leah Betancourt reports her perspective on four myths about Social Media. Leah reports that 25% of small business owners said they plan to spend more on social networking in 2010, according to the Ad-ology Small Business Marketing Forecast. In light of this trend, Leah addresses some myths. The first Myth that Leah sites addresses the point that some […]Read more "Social Media Trends and Myths"
We know that we cannot predict, nor stop, every human-induced and natural disaster. But what we can do is prepared for them. Social Media is going to play a key role in contingency planning, for both business and our society. Social Media brings multiple communication channels for collaboration to the implementation of Emergency Management plans. President Obama […]Read more "Disaster Preparedness will advance through increased Wireless Access"
Any question that Social Media is an effective tool in Emergency Management and Disaster Response should be answered now. We have seen Social Media used in Haiti, Iran, Tunisia, and now in Egypt, to name the more recent and well-known. What may not be readily obvious is how Social Media has enabled communications to persevere in […]Read more "Social Media Overcomes Political and Natural Barriers"