When the Japanese tsunami hit the news spread like wild fire across Twitter and this happened before the news even knew about the natural disaster.
After realising how useful and effective this line of communication can be, Twitter very quickly created an emergency alert service that has been launched in the United States, Korea and of course Japan and it has now been launched in the UK very recently.
The alert system works by instantly communicating important news to the Twitter users which have signed up to receive the alerts.


So far for all of my UK friends and family the Environment Agency, London Fire Brigade, foreign Office along with 47 regional police forces have all signed up to the Twitter system. The alerts appear in the users timeline and will be marked with an orange bell and can also be sent as push notifications and text messages.





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Comments

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    Author: SweeT
  2. 09.12.2013 at 21:19:44


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    Author: seker_kiz