VirtualVOAD session description:
Social Media operation, monitoring and use during disasters can be overwhelming. No one person can manage social media alone during a disaster. It’s best to have a geographically widespread virtual team ready to assist each other, providing mutual assistance and surge support during disasters when needed.
This interactive workshop will demonstrate how virtual social media teams have been set up and operated before, with real examples of tools, platforms and techniques.
The group will do an exercise to learn to set up and operate a virtual social media effort/exercise during the NVOAD conference. Course participants will be asked to connect up via social media prior to the conference so that they can be involved in exercise setup.
Worshop participants should come to this course knowing social media basics, and should already understand basic concepts regarding how facebook and twitter are used during disasters.