Social Media During a Crisis: 5 Tips

The good news: social media is a powerful tool people can use to check the status of events as they happen and reconnect with loved ones after a crisis. The bad news: social media not only informs, but occasionally clutters during a crisis. While there are no hard and fast guidelines for social media posting during a crisis, here are some things to consider.

Natural and unnatural disasters have become a little too common in this day and age. Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook massacre, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma are only a few of the most recent crises.  The good news: social media is a powerful tool people can use to check the status of events as they happen and reconnect with loved ones after a crisis. The bad news: social media not only informs, but occasionally clutters during a crisis.

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