Can Social Media Save Our Lives

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How Can Social Media Save Our Lives? Social media is transforming traditional media and influencing how we share news and information. Recent data shows that 300 million people spend more than 5 hours each day on social networks. About 200,000 videos are uploaded to YouTube everyday. In nowadays media it is everything fore people. Media communication everywhere in the world, it is Internet, mass communication, self-aware, ets. Media goes only up, in the same time with technology. For example, five years ago, people readied only books and newspaper, bough DVD and so on, but what we can see now, most of the people start to reading electro-book, online news and sending movie online. I am convinced that nowadays media communication process…show more content…
In my personal opinion I think that the mass communication it’s the firs step how we can save our lives. For example, image if nowadays people can use the planes, cars and another vehicles, but still don’t have a mass communication. Which is means, for example, if one of the family on the way to Bangkok, for make a good vacations, but on this time a Bangkok has the problems with political situation and all tourists sits on those hotel, because its dangerous to goes out. As we can see its very difficult to know what’s happen in the world if people didn’t have connections with media communications. During tragedies like the tornadoes in Washington and Joplin and Hurricane Sandy, social media has played an important role in getting people to work together in emergencies across the…show more content…
“People really want to have a social connection with first responders. They automatically expect that their police department, their fire department, their EMS are going to have a Twitter account or a Facebook page that they can go to when there are times of crisis so that they know that they can go there for the most accurate and up to date information,” said SB Crisis Consultant Suzanne Bernier. Bernier says it’s important to follow local emergency agencies to see what’s the best plan in a crisis and to help locate loved ones. In Rockford, Police Lieutenant Pat Hoey has controlled the department’s social media platforms for about a year and says that it’s not just the citizen’s responsibility of communicating online. “It’s so imperative that first responders and emergency agencies engage in social media so they’re getting out timely and accurate information,” said Lt. Hoey. Bernier says that social media is here to stay, especially Twitter. With 25% of Americans searching the Internet solely on their cell phones, it’s becoming increasingly important to get on for instant

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