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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Broadband Last Mile Technology

Broadband applied sciences - together with DSL (digital subscriber line), cable modem, instant, fiber optics, and satellite tv for pc - are supplying flats and small companies with high-speed web entry. This file, via the nationwide Academies' Committee on Broadband final Mile expertise, examines the applied sciences, guidelines, and techniques linked to broadband connectivity and recommends how one can foster its wider deployment.

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The question was asked: What benefits do you see from using social media? It was amazing the number of advantages that were foreseen utilizing such technology. The responses are provided below where they are loosely categorized into common ideas and suggestions. One of the first comments provided a logical observation: If it works for people outside of the emergency management domain, why wouldn’t it work inside? 12 Why Social Media? A popular area listed concerned crisis communications. This is one of the larger lists indicating that this may be perceived as one of the most beneficial areas to implement social media.

Early mistakes from poor or no design at all can cause a host of problems that can threaten successful implementation. 0 technologies can help get the right information to the right people at the right time. One must first identify who the decision maker is, what the problem will be, and then identify the set of tools available that can be put together such that they can create an optimum solution. The purpose of this chapter is to cover foundational materials that should be considered when creating social media sites for emergency management and crisis communications.

NGOs realized early how to leverage and partner themselves in creative ways. For example, collecting donations directly and immediately can support greater fundraising for postdisaster recovery efforts. Texting a numeric code was one way the Red Cross raised money after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and more recently, 90999 was the charity code to text to donate funds toward the Haiti earthquake effort. Facebook recently supported CNN’s Hero’s Fundraising event by offering multiple ways to donate by providing a ”donate” application that was integrated into the network’s page and the Hero’s pages.

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