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This month: Helpful information on the use of social media

APCO Social Media

http://psc.apcointl.org/2011/01/20/10-things-your-agency-must-know-about-social-media/

• Ten things you must know about social media.

 

ESRI – Volunteered Geographic Information

http://blogs.esri.com/Dev/blogs/publicsafety/archive/2010/11/11/Configuring-the-Esri-Social-Media-_2F00_-VGI-Application.aspx

• Example of how to link needs with community resources.

 

Fire Law

http://firelaw.typepad.com/fire-law/social-media/

• Fire service attorney Curt Varone provides a discussion on social media.

 

Governing

http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/Governments-Need-Social-Media-Policies-to-Avoid-Pitfalls.html

• Information on policies to avoid pitfalls.

 

GovLoop

http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/social-mediaweb-20-and-nims

• Article on social media, Web 2.0 and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

 

Gulf States Regional Center

http://www.gsrcpi.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=SM_Policies

• Sample policies on social media.

 

Social Media Governance

http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies.php?f=5

• A variety of social media policy examples.

 

Slideshare

http://www.slideshare.net/cherylble/social-media-from-definition-to-engagement

• Overview presentation on social media – “From Definition to Deployment.”

 

The Fire Critic

http://firecritic.com/2009/10/embracing-social-media-in-the-fire-service/

• Examples of various ways to embrace social media.

The FirePIO

http://thefirepio.com/2010/02/04/does-your-fire-department-have-a-social-media-policy/

• Article about the need for fire department social media policies.

 

Western City

http://www.westerncity.com/Western-City/June-2010/Social-Media-and-Public-Agencies-Legal-Issues-You-Should-Know-About/

• Legal issues about social media that you need to know.

 

 

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