Twitter Alerts appear on the phone working with customers in the form of notification messages and / or SMS when authorities account-marking Tweet it as a warning.
warning will appear differently than regular Tweets on the main page of your timeline and they are marked with a bell icon is orange.
Twitter Alert Service available to local institutions, nationally and internationally that provide important information to the general public. Which has priority access to this feature are:
-. Law enforcement and rescue agencies public.
-. Emergency management agencies.
-. Local government and its agencies and representatives.
-. State and regional agencies, which provide public services.
-. National institutions and civil society organizations selected.
Currently, more than 100 NGOs and government agencies that participate in the United States, Japan and Korea can send alerts . Twitter has promised to expand the service to include more organizations around the world.
While participating organizations can determine what information deserves to be a Twitter Alerts, this feature is intended as a means of communication during crises, disasters and circumstances emergency, such as:
-. Warning of impending danger.
-. Prevention instruction.
-. Directing the evacuation.
-. Urgent security warning.
-. Information on access to essential resources.
-. And critical information about the transit service outages.
-. And crowd management incorrect information.
“Social media has changed the communication during the disaster,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (@ CraigatFEMA).
“Right now we have a two-way street – the citizens were informed about the hazards in a timely manner and emergency managers receive direct feedback about the consequences of a disaster,” he continued.
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