Thursday, August 14, 2008

Using Twitter for Emergency Contacts

I came across this video on the Red Cross blog site this morning and I thought I'd share it with you. Two weeks ago, when we had a 5.4 magnitude earthquake here in Southern California, no one could use their cell phones to contact friends or relatives to let them know they were okay. I also tried to use my land line but the lines were overloaded.

David Stephenson, author of the series "21st Century Tips You Won't Hear From the Officials" has created this You Tube video to show us how to use the social networking site, Twitter, to let others know how we're doing in the event of an emergency in our area.

Watch the video and let me know what you think. I tested it myself and it works great!

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