Task 4: A Lot to Say
Often during disasters PIOs must communicate large amounts of information swiftly. Because social media can be limiting in how much can go into one message, you need to be creative in how you deliver that message. Creativity may span using photographs, video or audio recordings and a link to communicate more information. It may mean you break up a long message into multiple messages and use an annotation like 1/3 to indicate one of three messages. Maybe it is a link to a blog, article or website where users can find more information. Keep in mind a majority of those engaging on social media during a disaster are using a smartphone and therefore any link you send them to, including websites, should be mobile friendly and easy to read.
Generate a message about the conference, something great you’ve learned in a session but make sure it is longer than 140 characters. We encourage you to be as creative as you can and use video, audio, blogs or other ways of sharing information. Use different ways of communicating a longer message and share that using the conference hashtag #IAEM13 and the task abbreviated as T1, T2 etc.
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