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Social Media in Disasters:
reports from the field
James Garrow (@jgarrow)
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Incidents,
Emergencies,
Disasters;
Social Media
2013 Boston Marathon
2011 Virginia Earthquake
Asiana Airlines Flight 214
H7N9 Influenza
Superstorm Sandy
Emily Rahimi
@FDNY
Mobile Twitter Use
NYC homes
without power

Tweets sent via
mobile interface
June 2013
Philadelphia Building Collapse
2013 Alberta, Canada Floods
Sandy Recovery
Washington, Illinois
Closing
Incidents,
Emergencies,
Disasters
and
Social Media
Thank you
@jgarrow
about.me/jgarrow
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field
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Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field

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Presented to the 2013 Whole Community Preparedness Conference in Lisle, Illinois

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Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field

  1. 1. Social Media in Disasters: reports from the field James Garrow (@jgarrow) Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  2. 2. Incidents, Emergencies, Disasters; Social Media
  3. 3. 2013 Boston Marathon
  4. 4. 2011 Virginia Earthquake
  5. 5. Asiana Airlines Flight 214
  6. 6. H7N9 Influenza
  7. 7. Superstorm Sandy
  8. 8. Emily Rahimi @FDNY
  9. 9. Mobile Twitter Use NYC homes without power Tweets sent via mobile interface
  10. 10. June 2013 Philadelphia Building Collapse
  11. 11. 2013 Alberta, Canada Floods
  12. 12. Sandy Recovery
  13. 13. Washington, Illinois
  14. 14. Closing
  15. 15. Incidents, Emergencies, Disasters and Social Media
  16. 16. Thank you @jgarrow about.me/jgarrow

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