Would you like to learn how to monitor social media such as Facebook and Twitter for information during disasters? Want to learn how to filter it for the valid and actionable items? Then this free online course by the Disaster Information Management Research Center of the National Library of Medicine may be for you!
Social media, with trending stories at our fingertips, can provide vital and timely information during emergency situations. But for emergency managers, information specialists, and other decision makers responding to these large-scale disasters, it is challenging to filter through the volume of noise on social media to identify valid, actionable information.
The purpose of this course is to help you develop and implement a plan that will help you effectively monitor and analyze the disaster information appearing on social media.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
* Develop a plan for monitoring social media for disaster information
* Monitor social media for actionable information during disasters
* Choose reliable social media sources and use a checklist to verify content
* Practice techniques to lessen uncertainty and information overload