Minimum of 250 words each and REQUIRES citation to reference sources.
Readings: Question 1
Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencieshttp://www.unocha.org/top-stories/all-stories/disaster-relief-20-future-information-sharing-humanitarian-emergencies
UN OCHA: Humanitarianism in the Network Agehttp://www.unocha.org/node/11528
Disaster Technology and Traditional IT http://keith.robertory.com/?p=259
It is all about usabilityhttp://keith.robertory.com/?p=195
What isYOURdefinition of Information Technology?
Which technology do you rely on most in your daily life?
Which technology do you feel the public is least prepared to do without during a disaster?
Identify one failure common related to communications throughout most of the listed disasters in the course content for Week 2. Try to be unique from other students answers.
Identify one bit of data that you would never want shared about yourself during a disaster and one bit that you would always want shared. (ex. location health status medications insurance). Explain why to both.
What has this simple exercise taught you about the usefulness of Social Media in Disasters?
What are the implications for using this on a mass scale such as a large city?
What is a strategy to filter out noise and provide an example of how an Emergency Manager can act upon a tweet?
Simple analog two-way radios are interoperable by nature. Digital trunked two-way radios are more efficient and secure. What is more important: interoperability or security? Why?
Is interoperability a technical fiscal or political problem? Why?
Given the strengths and weakness of the different satellite bands which one would you choose as an emergency manager and why?
Emergency managers almost always tend to rely on satellites as if they are flawless and magical. What warning would you give to EMs about the use of satellite technology?