Monthly Archives: May 2011

Senate Hearing on Social Media in the Aftermath of Disasters

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television

I originally posted this article on the AWAREForum.org on May 12, 2011.

On May 5, 2011, I attended the Understanding the Power of Social Media as a Communications Tool in the Aftermath of Disasters hearing at the U.S. Senate.  The hearing was divided into two parts:  the first was reserved for testimony by Craig Fugate, Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the second was reserved for testimony by representatives from Google, the American Red Cross, and CrisisCommons. Continue reading

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