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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...

Hazelwood Mine-Fire Inquiry Twitter Archive

Hazelwood Mine-Fire Inquiry Twitter Archive We're pleased to make our Hazelwood Mine-Fire Inquiry archive available for public use. We used a complex search to isolate Twitter traffic mentioning terms relating to the Hazelwood Inquiry. We manually curated the archive daily to remove any false traffic. The archive was created using the TAGS 5.1 spreadsheet system. The Hazelwood Inquiry Twitter archive begins on the 21st May, 2014, and ends on 3rd October, 2014. The archive is large...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Page 8: Key Twitter traffic for Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014

Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014 Page 8 Data from Friday, 7th March - Monday 10th March. Continued from Page 7 (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 n...

Page 7: Key Twitter traffic for Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014

Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014 Page 7 Data from Monday, 3rd - Thursday 6th March. Continued from Page 6 (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 c...

Page 6: Key Twitter traffic for Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014

Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, March 2014 Page 6 Data from Saturday, 1st March onwards. Continued from Page 5 (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 curato...

Page 5: Key Twitter traffic for Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, February 2014

Hazelwood/Yallourn mine fires, February 2014 Page 5 Data from Friday 28th February 2014. Continued from Page 4 (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 curat...
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