Posts Tagged ‘safety’
In the past couple years I have been asking myself what’s next with social media. I remember when the social media consisted of a few sites that failed and myspace as well as phones making phone calls and texts (with some internet capabilities). In the present day if you can get a twitter update on your phone or if you can’t read someone’s wall post the whole world comes crashing down.
‘Emergency’s’ are the topic of this post and how social media has innovated instant information delivery. Safety has always been important and we have always been trying to find new ways to increase instant awareness of arising problems. Social media and the constant connection to one-another has been getting under my skin lately but this post has a different twist. I think that when it comes to safety instant access to the information should be available to everyone. I do appreciate Temple e-mailing and texting alerts when something happens on or around campus. Shooting’s are more prevalent now at schools, at least more than in the past, and now with access to technology allowing schools to get the word out to every student instantly can decrease the injury rate during these incidents. God forbid anything like a shooting would happen again but if something does happen I am happy to say I go to a school that has multiple ways of contacting us students and the faculty.