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Washington Times Not Pleased President is on the Phone

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 16 2011

The paper's editorial board makes the argument you knew was coming: the new mobile presidential push-notification alert system represents "Obama's 300 million new Twitter followers." Read More

U.S. Enters Age of Location-Aware Mobile Emergency Alerts

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 10 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza If you're a customer of one of the big four mobile carriers and live in New York City, you could soon see a public safety announcement from President Obama pop up on your mobile phone. At ... Read More

Fighting the Mississippi Floods with Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 9 2011

"Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Major General John Peabody and Executive Officer Phil Tilly review flood flight strategy, in the forward command and control vehicle, May 5 in Paducah, KY;" photo ... Read More

Twitter Used for Ad-Hoc Disaster Relief in Indonesia

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 22 2010

As interesting for its analysis as for the subject matter itself is UN Dispatch blogger Alana Sheikh's take on a Reuters wire story about how Twitter was used in disaster relief after a tsunami and volcanic eruptions ... Read More

Quote of the Day: Social Innovating at Twitter

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 19 2010

The founders of Twitter don't think that we have the responsiblity to create a social impact, but that we have the opportunity to do so. Read More

SwiftRiver: Keeping Your Head Above Data

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 1 2010

From the folks behind the crowd-sourcing reporting system Ushahidi comes an announcement that a brand-new version of SwiftRiver has launched. SwiftWha? Here's the scoop: Read More

What's "Tweaking the Tweet"?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 12 2010

Judging from the Twitter stream, one topic under discussion at today's Red Cross summit on applying social media to disasters is something called "tweak the tweet." 'Tis an old idea, finds Google, but on the ... Read More