Task 1: Tell Us Your Location
During disasters the public can provide an incredible service in capturing situation status information and sharing it on social media platforms. This information is even more helpful when that information is geotagged by the user. Often users will geotag their posts to prove that that they were on-scene and improve their credibility with their audiences. This need for credibility is also what helps emergency managers sift truth from rumor. Encouraging the public to turn on their geolocation features for their device is important in helping emergency managers discern where issues may be evident after a disaster. As an emergency manager you should know how to operate the geolocation features not only to maintain your privacy when you desire, but to coach your residents on how to access and utilize these features.
Turn on the geolocation features on your phone and post information about the conference, your experience, or exhibit hall to as many platforms as you can such as: Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Facebook, etc. Be sure to use the conference hashtag #IAEM13 in all of your posts and the task abbreviated as T1, T2 etc.
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