Twitter for emergencies

Twitter is also useful during tech outages and real-world emergenices. When there are weather emergencies in Oklahoma, for example, the Mesonet feed is where I look for information. [next]

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Twitter is also very useful during computer outages. At least once a year, there is some kind of email and/or website outage which takes my university offline, but because IT staff can update Twitter with their mobile phones, you can usually get the latest information about the outage at Twitter.

Have you relied on Twitter during a real-life emergency? If so, share your story with the #UOConference hashtag!

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