Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Where to turn for the right information at the right time at the right cost

Over at the Read Write Web, Josh Catone notes Report: In Emergencies, People Turn to Facebook
A study that will appear in tomorrow's New Scientist magazine found that social media sites, blogs, and instant messaging services were better at connecting people and providing warnings during emergencies than traditional sources of such information, according to the Telegraph. Dr. Leysia Palen, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, led a research team that studied uses of social media during last fall's wildfires in California and last spring's shootings at Virginia Tech for the report.
I'm currently at a Knowledge Management Conference, and this fits neatly with some of what I've been learning and thinking here. You can follow my learning and thinking this week as I live blog over at Coast Guard Performance Excellence.

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