A study of social media integration in public emergency alert systems

Alexander G Barnett, Purdue University


To remain effective, modern emergency alert systems must continue to investigate new methods and technologies for contacting the public. Today's emergency alert systems, which rely primarily on broadcast media, have yet to fully embrace the potential of one category of Internet technologies: Social media. Social media potentially represents a large, untapped audience for emergency alert personnel to not only contact, but also utilize when seeking information regarding an incident. The following paper investigates these technologies and their relevance to the emergency alert field.




Mislan, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Information science

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