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Mobile Technology and Charitable Giving

by admin on February 3, 2013

From my other website at Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/LeonardSipes Research from Pew on charitable giving suggests that people are ready and willing to use their socially connected tools to give to charities, especially during emergencies. As Americans become increasingly socially connected (two-thirds are involved in social networks) and with the percentage of smart phone use exceeding […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com Question: Will Hurricane Sandy be the first major social media emergency? Will widespread power outages and flooding force people to turn to social media for up-to-date information through portable devices? If so, how accurate will that information be? (Reuters) – Louis Uccellini, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Centers for Environmental Prediction “…stopped short […]

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Http://leonardSipes.Com I recently wrote http://leonardsipes.com/social-media-during-emergencies-are-you-ready-for-an-explosion-of-bad-information/ which addressed the potential for hundreds of thousands of social media posts during an emergency. This is not my first article on the subject and I have personally administered the public affairs response to scores of major incidents. Please let me make one thing clear from the beginning; I love […]

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Http://LeonardSipes.Com “Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media” from the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C.  is an interesting read about the post 9/11 world and the growth of social media. The focus is on emergency response to tragedies. The premise of the 26 pages can be summarized by stating that social media can […]

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Http://leonardSipes.Com I am a huge proponent of social media for government, nonprofits and associations. But the use of some aspects of social media during emergencies scares me. It’s not the concept; it’s the execution. As someone who has directed the media response to dozens of emergency-related events, I know how difficult execution can be. Accessing […]

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PREPARING FOR MAJOR EMERGENCIES

by lensipes on January 23, 2010 · 2 comments

Whet you need to know to prepare to deal with the media during major emergencies. How to create crisis communication plans.

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