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Our mission in 2017 and beyond

Our mission in 2017 and beyond. Hi all, it's been some time since our last post, and you might have noticed we've stopped posting the Emergency Management Commissioner's Summer weekly video briefing, and Total Fire Ban Warnings. This is because we shouldn't be seen as a source of information, and Social Media in Emergency Management (SMEM) operators and the public need to know where to find this information themselves, rather than relying on third parties like us. The...

The comeback of hashtags

Social media in emergency management (SMEM) is evolving again. The comeback of hashtags is a major change in 2016. While hashtags were popular a while ago on Twitter, there was a time when they were less relevant for traffic collation. We think the sudden revival of hashtags is mainly due to their popularity on Instagram, where hashtags are the only way to search content. The Victorian public have become familiar with clicking on hashtags to find traffic they're interested in. Hashtags ar...

Connection! 2014 16th/17th July at Australian Emergency Management Institute

Two members from VOST Victoria attended the Connection! 2014 event held at the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) on 16th and 17th July - Daniel and Brad. Daniel attended the Masterclass on the 16th as well as the forum on the 17th. Day One of Connection! 2014: Social Media Masterclass Craig Lapsley spoke about a number of things, particularly using existing networks in communities. Craig Thomler from Delib Australia also had some interesting points. With social media, it is...
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