Cara Mitchell

August 26, 2008

Red Cross Social Media

Filed under: Reading Notes — by caramitchell @ 4:27 am

The fact the the Red Cross is using social media to keep people informed (and that they have a Twitter account) in the midst of emergencies is fascinating! It just reinforces the fact that we truly do need to know the things we are learning in this class about social media and how to use it. In my journalism class today we were discussing our personal responses to the fact that today anyone can call himself a journalist. This example of public relations is the perfect response to that question. Social media networks and citizen journalists can be lifesavers in emergency situations and can really help in keeping people connected when they’re accurate. It’s up to the public and everyone’s own personal discretion to decide which blogs, organizations, and people are the proper source of information – especially in emergency situations.

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  1. Hi Cara, welcome to blogging!
    I love the theme you picked – it’s very nice and calm.

    Take a look at the tutorial on the PRinciples course blog – so you can learn how to link to other websites.

    Also, it’s OK to write one brief set of reading notes for ALL the readings for a certain class. It’s certainly not feasible to write a blog post on every one of the 10 examples you read! 🙂

    Comment by prprofmv — August 27, 2008 @ 12:05 am |Reply

  2. Thanks Dr. V! Okay, I’ll try and get that linking down pat…and I’m glad that one set of reading notes is ok! 🙂

    Comment by caramitchell — August 27, 2008 @ 3:47 am |Reply

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