We’re doing quite a few presentations of our crisis communication research at the moment. A few days after our ANZDMC presentation, I flew down to Melbourne to run a workshop on social media and disaster resilience together with Chris Fisher from the Queensland state Department for Community Safety, as part of the Disaster Resilient Communities conference.
My contribution to the workshop was to present in some detail the research into uses of Twitter in disasters which we’ve been engaged in, and I’m including the two parts of my presentation below. There was a fair amount of interaction and discussion with the workshop participants during these presentations, but I’ve edited out those discussions from the audio attached to the slides, both because participants were hard to hear on the recording and because they may not want to have their questions and ideas broadcast beyond the workshop itself. Hope the recording makes sense without their contributions.