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The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM’15) ~ @PatrickMeier

If they offered a Nobel for Disaster Response, then Patrick Meier over at iRevolution would be the first up. I follow him on Twitter and you should too. He’s done more to hook up people in disaster both on the ground and in the cloud. ~Bruce Biles The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for…


Smart Phone Apps that could Potentially Save Your Life: Part 2 ~Ezra Boyd, PhD

Our last post described a handful of helpful Android apps that you could install on an old phone and then use without an active data connection.  With these apps, any old smart phone could be an important part of your emergency kit in your car, boat, hiking pack, etc.  This post builds on the previous…


The Role of Social Media in Disaster Psychiatry (or how I became a fan of Facebook) ~ Shaili Jain, MD

Hidden amongst all the intense media coverage surrounding Facebook’s IPO last Spring, there was a news item that was covered so briefly that if you blinked you may have missed it: Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, took a trip to Japan and during this visit told Japan’s Prime Minister that the terrible Tsunami that had struck the…