Tag: social-media


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...

Virtual Operations Support Team - social media monitors

Virtual Operations Support Team - social media monitors We're both honoured and humbled to have been mentioned in the Acknowledgments of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report. VOST Victoria provided services to the Hazelwood Inquiry, both archiving data acquired from Twitter, and performing analysis on data we collected. We're still archiving Twitter data relating to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The archive is available for use by others - please Contact Us for details...

CFA State Forum: TAGS Twitter satistics for #CFAengage

VOST Victoria maintained a TAGS Archive of the Twitter traffic from CFA's 4th Annual Community Engagement & Fire Awareness State Forum - #CFAengage. The archive began on the 19th July 2014. This report produced on 4th August 2014. There were 1,156 tweets with the hashtag '#CFAengage'. 131 different accounts tweeted an average of 9.46 tweets each. Twitter activity over the two days of the State Forum (2nd/3rd August) is clearly defined: A screen capture of the Conversatio...

Social Media Club Melbourne Emergency Services presentation Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Social Media Club Melbourne (#SMCMelb) are hosting an evening with a panel made up of people from the emergency services sector, on 13th August from 6 pm - 9 pm. THE PANELMark Bayly Online Communications Manager -Victoria PoliceMark Bayly has been at the forefront of the corporate and broadcast digital revolution. When NAB strategically wanted to change how it communicated with their 22,000 staff Mark was charged with delivering live and interactive broadcasts from a bespoke built studio ...

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...

Snapshot of Hazelwood Inquiry Twitter Traffic

Snapshot of Hazelwood Inquiry Twitter Traffic 16th June 2014 A quick look at some statistics regarding the Twitter traffic we've captured in our TAGS Archive about the Hazelwood Inquiry since 22nd May 2014. Public hearings began on 26th May. There's been a staggering amount of traffic! Some statistics to Monday 16th June 2014: Our archive contains 2,885 tweets since 22nd May 2014.2,333 of these were unique tweets.1,272 tweets contain links (accessible via the archive).There is an a...

A Busy Season

A Busy Season Now that the fire-weather has abated, we'll take a quick look back at some of things we've been doing since we officially came into existence last year. We were conceived at the 'One Step Beyond' conference held in Melbourne in September 2013, which was attended by SMEM volunteers. The conference was hosted by Incident Alert. We were officially registered on 18th October, 2013. VOST Victoria compiled around 100 job notes for the season. Most of these were ...

2nd annual #SMEMau Special Event.

2nd annual #SMEMau Special Event. VOSG (@VOST1) have announced the 2nd annual #SMEMau Special Event. The Australian Disasters Twitter #SMEMau Special Event will take place on Friday, 9th May 2014 at 0900hrs, AEST. For a copy of the open invitation, please see this VOSG post. Report about last year's event here. VOST Victoria volunteers will be attending, and we hope to see you there.

2014 Connection! Week

2014 Connection! Week We are delighted to announce that we'll be participating in the 2014 Connection! week being held by The Australian Emergency Management Institute, at Mt Macedon, 14th-18th July, 2014. "Connection! week is an opportunity to connect to the future, connect with community and connect with the private and public sectors. AEMI is offering a week of workshops, forums, master classes, and expert panels, with four separate events." At least one of our volunteers (Daniel...

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, April 2014 social media intel - Page 3

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, April 2014 social media intel - Page 3 Data from Sunday 13th April 2014 ...Continued from Page 2 Last updated: 9.30 p.m. 13th April 2014 AEST Info from VOST Victoria, more info on Twitter. Please follow: @geehall1 @QPSMedia @deshuis http://vostvic.net.au https://twitter.com/VOSTVic https://www.facebook.com/VostVictoria Incident name: Point of origin/address: Pacific Ocean, first of all affecting the Solomon Islands before tracking towards Far North Queensland...

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, April 2014 social media intel - Page 2

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, April 2014 social media intel - Page 2 Data from Saturday 12th April 2014. ...Continued from Page 1 Last updated: 11.59 p.m. 12th April 2014 AEST Info from VOST Victoria, more info on Twitter. Please follow: @geehall1 @QPSMedia @deshuis http://vostvic.net.au https://twitter.com/VOSTVic https://www.facebook.com/VostVictoria Incident name: Point of origin/address: Pacific Ocean, first of all affecting the Solomon Islands before tracking towards Far North Queensl...

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, April 2014 social media intel - Page 1

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, April 2014 social media intel - Page 1 Data from Wednesday 8 April - Friday 11 April 2014 Info from VOST Victoria, more info on Twitter. Please follow: @geehall1 @QPSMedia @deshuis http://vostvic.net.au https://twitter.com/VOSTVic https://www.facebook.com/VostVictoria Incident name: Point of origin/address: Pacific Ocean, first of all affecting the Solomon Islands before tracking towards Far North Queensland Australia Job note curator: George Hall (@geehall1) ...

Page 10: Key Twitter traffic for Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014

Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014 Page 10 Data from Monday, 17th March. Continued from Page 9 (Curator's note: This is a very large page, with many images. It will be slow to load and is not recommended for portable equipment.) Info from VOST Victoria, http://vostvic.net.au https://twitter.com/VOSTVic https://www.facebook.com/VostVictoria Incident name: Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires Point of origin/address: Open cut coal mines, Hazelwood and Yallourn Job note curator: Brad ...

Page 9: Key Twitter traffic for Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014

Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014 Page 9 Data from Tuesday, 11th March - Sunday, 16th March. Continued from Page 8 (Curator's note: This is a very large page, with many images. It will be slow to load and is not recommended for portable equipment.) Info from VOST Victoria, http://vostvic.net.au https://twitter.com/VOSTVic https://www.facebook.com/VostVictoria Incident name: Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires Point of origin/address: Open cut coal mines, Hazelwood and Yallourn Jo...
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