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How You Use Social Media in Emergencies

Mashable has wowed us again. Check out this infographic illustrating how you use social media in emergencies:

However, according to new research from the American Red Cross, the Congressional Management Foundation and other organizations, social media could stand to play a larger and more formal role in emergency response. In fact, almost half the respondents in a recent survey said they would use social media in the event of a disaster to let relatives and friends know they were safe.

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  1. This is something i was looking for! I’m a student of masters in disaster management from TISS, Mumbai, India. My current research project talks of social marketing and thus, social media’s interventions in the society for disaster management information dissemination. Very well understand that it ain’t easy to deduce facts like these by decoding them from the people’s behaviors and coordination with different stakeholders at the same time. Would certainly like to contribute and learn if there’s any opportunity lying with Red Cross in this arena.


    Lakshita Boora
    Masters in Disaster Management
    Jamsetji Tata Center for Disaster Management
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    Mumbai, India

  2. I think a colleague of mine would be interested in using this infographic. Can you please tell me where I can get permission to use it? It would be for educational purposes.

    Just curious: are there different rights if it used in a for-profit setting?



  3. You can use the infographic with proper attribution. You should be able to download it from Scribd, which you can get to by clicking on it in this blog post. You can’t sell the infographic, but you can use it with attribution.