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Thursday Schedule Detail


Session Name: Public Education/Media~~Lessons Learned from Monitoring Social Media in Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew
Session Description:

Social media allows the public to engage in the disaster response and recovery process in new and exciting ways. This session facilitates discussion on the benefits and challenges of using social media to create situational awareness during disasters. This session will feature a discussion on the experiences of FSU staff and student volunteers who activated VOST (Virtual Operations Support Team) in support of social media monitoring efforts during Hurricane Hermine and Matthew. These activations contribute to the continuing knowledge of the use of social media during disasters and are applicable to other communities who desire to utilize these tools for their own practice.

Day of Week: Thursday
Time Start: 10:30AM