Social Media

Lessons in social media and communication

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held over the 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Miss Sara Page, GeoNet Public Information Specialist at GNS…

Is social media responsible for your safety during a disaster?

By Andrew Quodling, Queensland University of Technology and Emma Potter, Queensland University of Technology Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s not surprising so many people use social media in crises such as floods,…
January 13, 2015

Mobile communications improve disaster relief –

Natural disasters are on the rise. Reported incidents have more than doubled since 1980, and in 2010 alone, the combined impact of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other calamities forced 42 million people to flee their…