Social media has become an integral part of people’s lives and many expect to find the latest information on social channels after a disaster happens. Red Cross and Red Crescent …
Humanitarian Needs: Food, water, and… data?
By Dale Kunce and Jenelle Eli, American Red Cross When Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, they left behind a trail of destruction and all the humanitarian needs …
Social Media Savvy Mom “Likes” Red Cross in Times of Emergency
Written by Patricia Kemp, communications manager, American Red Cross Tina Branham was at home with her three kids October 3 when the rain began to fall. She logged into Facebook to …
A Millennial Gives a Thumbs Up to New Social Giving Survey
I’m just going to come out and say what I sometimes feel I’m generally judged for. I’m a millennial! I text while I walk; I Snapchat a selfie; I express …
TNT’s Boston’s Finest Finale Reminds Viewers “What It’s Like to be a Hero”
Tonight, TNT aired the season finale of Boston’s Finest. Viewers from all over the nation tuned in, wrapped in blankets trying to keep warm and forget the frigid weather outside. …
We’re closely following the social conversations around Isaac.
How You Use Social Media in Emergencies
Check out this infographic illustrating how you use social media in emergencies
#CrisisData: The Path Forward
Now, we’d like to present the framework for a path forward. After reviewing the notes, speeches, and wiki feedback from the summit, we’ve outlined 5 areas where we can make headway over the next few months.
I can’t smell danger
We’re working here at the Red Cross on how we might use technology and social communities to help you be prepared for anything.
Social Tools in Emergency Situations
A selection of recent stories detailing how people are using social and mobile tools in emergencies. Have you seen other examples?