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Using Social Media As A Crisis Management Tool [INFOGRAPHIC]

Recent crises both at home and abroad – the Boston Marathon bombing, Turkish protests, Oklahoma tornadoes – have proven the value of social media as a crisis management tool.

The editors at Emergency Management Degrees have depicted the role that social media plays in panic mode in the infographic below.

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Should Twitter Troll Face Jail Time For Tweeting Lies During An Emergency?

Hurricane Sandy’s effects are still being felt along the East Coast of the United States, with many people turning to Twitter for updates during the storm’s peak.

And despite the many good Samaritans who provided support, updates and help in 140-characters, the top Twitter news story to come out of the storm this week is probably the Twitter troll who misled thousands with his deceptive tweets.
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How Twitter Can Help Save Lives

The healthcare industry has a tough time on social media. They have to balance instant, transparent communication with the legal ramification of offering health advice through a tweet as well as patient privacy. But a new case study from Atlanta, Georgia’s Emory Healthcare shows how all of this can be juggled, and in a crisis situation too.
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