The design of the prototype is to facilitate rapid dissemination of official alerts and warnings notifications from the Office of Emergency Services (OES) during disaster events via multiple social media channels to targeted population (typically in certain area). The platform will identify and seek to recruit top 1000 social media volunteers based on their social network influence factors and help government agencies communicate more effectively to the public and be better prepared for both natural disasters and human-made crises.
This is one of the most important components in ensuring the success of the social media outreach platform. If you would like to assist in this large research project, please let us know!
Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Principal Investigator)
Alejandra Coronado (Social Media Coordinator)