Twitter launched as disaster lifeline service

Twitter’s fledgling status as a potential lifeline service in the event of an emergency or disaster was a hot topic at last month’s Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference.

The social networking service has already been launched as an alerts program that allows users to receive notifications from official agencies during emergencies in the United States, Japan and Korea and could soon follow elsewhere… including New Zealand.

During the Cook Strait earthquakes in August, Twitter was awash with people sharing emergency response information.

Twitter is fast becoming a pervasive communication channel and IAG NZ will be closely following the development of this new program in the hope it is not long before it reaches us Kiwis.

Click here to read this story as it originally appeared on www.anzdmc.co.au here: http://anzdmc.com.au/wordpress/twitter-alert-system/.

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