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Twitter Alerts: Emergency Tweets When You Need Them

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At the end of last month, Twitter, the popular micro-blogging site, launched its Twitter Alerts, a system of emergency alerts to help spread vital and accurate information from credible organizations, in times of emergency situation like natural disasters, when other lines of communication are unavailable or overloaded. Local governments, law enforcement, disaster management and public safety agencies, can make effective use of such alerts. The mishaps like Tsunami in Japan and Super storm Sandy in the United States seems to prompted Twitter to work on developing such services.
Users can sign up to receive twitters alerts to an account, by visiting the alert page of an enrolled agency, or local agency of their choice, to receive a notification in form of email and text messages from aid agencies. A number of organizations in including the World Health Organization, American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other government and non-government organizations in U.S, Japan and South Korea have been authorized to send such alerts

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