Peer-to-Peer Alert Systems – Part III

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television This is the last of three articles exploring peer-to-peer communications and how these technologies could impact the timeliness and relevance of emergency alerting.  These first appeared in September, 2012 on the AWARE Forum. Last week I wrote about the basics of peer-to-peer alerting for mobile devices and how … Continue reading Peer-to-Peer Alert Systems – Part III

Peer-to-Peer Alert Systems – Part II

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television This is the second of three articles exploring peer-to-peer communications and how these technologies could impact the timeliness and relevance of emergency alerting.  These first appeared in September, 2012 on the AWARE Forum. Last week I wrote about the basics of peer-to-peer alerting for mobile devices and how … Continue reading Peer-to-Peer Alert Systems – Part II

Peer-to-Peer Alert Systems – Part I

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television This is the first of three articles exploring peer-to-peer communications and how these technologies could impact the timeliness and relevance of emergency alerting.  These first appeared in September, 2012 on the AWARE Forum. Mother Nature often provides terrific insight when looking for inspiration and innovation. The invention … Continue reading Peer-to-Peer Alert Systems – Part I

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