"Our latest report -- New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks -- looks at innovation in the use of technology along the timeline of crisis response, from emergency preparedness and alerts to recovery and rebuilding.
It profiles organizations whose work is advancing the frontlines of innovation, offers an overview of international efforts to increase sophistication in the use of IT and social networks during emergencies, and provides recommendations for how governments, aid groups, and international organizations can leverage this innovation to improve community resilience"
Two things in this area that we can easily do better:
- Getting more volunteers to follow on twitter (and have tweets go to phone during emergencies)
- Forming a new sub-emergency group/communication system--example after a big storm, a group that would respond fast.