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A Test of the Social Media Emergency Broadcast System

We know that social media can spread news fast... faster than radio or TV now. What if we used it to help in the case of national or international emergencies?

That is what X24 is about and it is happening today and tomorrow (September 24 and 25). They are using a mass of volunteers to test the "Emergency Broadcast System" of the internet.

(Search on Twitter #x24 right now and see all the chatter about the virtual disasters going on.)

Through social media technology, we are connected in ways like we never imagined. This change scares us... overwhelms us sometimes... but there are also new hopes being born. In this case... we may actually save lives.

What ways can you imagine changing the world for the better now that the whole world can talk so easily?

[By the way... I added a blog subscription to the site on the right. Would love for you to subscribe.]