The government shutdown is burning up social media accounts of Georgia Congressmen. Lawmakers have been releasing videos, statements and Tweets on the subject for days. Their responses fall along party lines.
Georgia health and emergency officials are using social media to educate the public about preparing for an emergency. The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency plan to host a Twitter chat about emergency preparedness at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Georgia Emergency Management Director Charley English typed away Tuesday afternoon as he responded to questions about hurricane preparedness via Twitter. GEMA used the hashtag #AskGEMA to solicit questions from Georgians about evacuation plans and potential dangers for about an hour.
A police department in Atlanta's suburbs plans to use social media to tweet every emergency call it receives on Friday. Dunwoody police Officer Tim Fecht said the idea is to engage with the public and let residents know what police deal with on a daily basis.
It’s fairly standard practice to submit a resume, a cover letter and several references when applying for a job. That could be changing, and actually has at some tech and marketing companies, where they are more interested in your Web presence than your resume.
GBI will use Facebook and Twitter to inform the public about missing children or seniors, and for fugitives at large. While the GBI will continue to use traditional broadcast alerts, now Levi’s Call, Georgia’s form of Amber Alerts, and other advisories will be available through new media.