What Does “Google Public Alerts” Teach Us?

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television "Google Public Alerts" and Its Features Out of the Box I originally posted this article on AWAREForum.org on February 29, 2012. You may recall that on January 25, 2012, the Google Crisis Response (GCR) team at Google.org launched the Google Public Alerts (GPA) platform.  GPA aggregates weather, … Continue reading What Does “Google Public Alerts” Teach Us?

SMEMChat: Using Social Media to Navigate Emergencies

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television I originally posted this article on the AWAREForum.org on February 3, 2012. Who and What is SMEMChat If you work in the Emergency Management field and have an interest in social media, you may have run across SMEMChat (Social Media and Emergency Management Chat) on Twitter.  Every Friday, from … Continue reading SMEMChat: Using Social Media to Navigate Emergencies

Ushahidi: From Crisis to Community

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television I originally posted this article on the AWAREForum.org on June 29, 2011. On June 17, 2011 the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) sponsored an event that brought together “crisis mappers” from the government, private sector, and from conflict zones around the world.  The two-hour discussion revolved … Continue reading Ushahidi: From Crisis to Community

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 … Continue reading Senate Hearing on Social Media in the Aftermath of Disasters

Should My Company be an LLC, an S-Corp or Both?

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television This article is a reprint of the one I published April 30, 2009 on the Business.gov online community. Some of the laws may have changed since then 😉 Of the many business entities that owners consider, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Subchapter S Corporations (S-Corps) are two … Continue reading Should My Company be an LLC, an S-Corp or Both?

Social Media in the Government – Part 2

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television This article is Part 2 of the Social Media in the Government series. This is a reprint of an article I published May 18, 2010. Social Media has a evolved a little bit since then so don’t be surprised if some of the material is a little … Continue reading Social Media in the Government – Part 2

Social Media in the Government – Part 1

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television This is a reprint of an article I published May 18, 2010. Social Media has a evolved a little bit since then so don't be surprised if some of the material is a little out of date. 😉 Social media means different things to different people. A … Continue reading Social Media in the Government – Part 1