publication . Conference object . Article . 2013

The Use Of Social Media By UK Local ResilienceForums

Meaton, Julia; Stringer, Lisa;
Open Access
  • Published: 09 Jul 2013
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
The potential uses of social media in the field of emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) are varied and interesting. The UK government have produced guidance documents for its use in the UK EPRR field but evidence of use is poorly documented and appears sporadic. This paper presents the results of a survey of Local Resilience Forums (LRF) in the UK on their use and engagement with social media. The findings suggest that the level of application of social media strategies as emergency planning or response tools varied significantly between the LRFs. While over 90percent of respondents claimed that their LRF used social media as part of their stra...
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