Crisis Management 3.0: Social Media and Governance in Times of Transition « Communia

Olubunmi Emenanjo, JD, Commons Lab Blog Communia, Woodrow Wilson Center, February 28, 2012

On Feb. 16, 2012, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a panel of experts to examine the role that social networks play in preventing and managing crises using “Web 3.0 Resilience Systems.” The discussion centered on the effectiveness of these systems over a Web 2.0 social network.

While Web 2.0 social networks include systems like Facebook and Twitter, Web 3.0 social systems make use of a variety of tools that many say are more effective because they can prevent emergencies from turning into crises. Recent advances in technology allows the collective engagement of millions of sensors in a “cloud”, such as phones, in a real time hyper-network that can allow neighborhoods to take action before a crisis. For example, in a recent explosion of gas lines, loss of life could have been prevented if there had being a way to inform neighborhood residents prior to the explosion. …

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2 responses to “Crisis Management 3.0: Social Media and Governance in Times of Transition « Communia”

  1. brianinroma says :

    Will a report of the panel proceedings be posted?

    • Geodata Policy says :

      No report will be posted, but the archived video is available on the Woodrow Wilson Center’s website. Two more events are planned on this topic by the co-organizers; they will be held at NDU and NAPA.

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