Workshop #8: Situational awareness with social networks in crisis (Geofeedia)
Tuesday, November 5th, 2012, 4-5:45PM
Trainer: Timo Luege (Social Media for Good) is graduated in journalism and has been journalist for 8 years in Germany (including for the National public radio). He then have worked for the Red Crescent movement (IFRC, ICRC) and United Nations, in particular in Haiti and Liberia. Timo is now a self-employed communications expert, helping humanitarian organizations and NGOs to solve their information management and communications challenges, including the effective use of social media.
Objective: presentation of the possibilities (and risks) of situational awareness with social networks in crisis, through hands-on exercises with the localization of social media tool Geofeedia.
Audience: this workshop is aimed at humanitarian professionals with no particular technical knowledge, but an interest on the issues of information management and social networks.
Participants must bring their own laptops to attend this workshop (preferably with WiFi connection).
Presentation and exercises on Geofeedia
Geofeedia’s features and uses
Exercise: example of hurricane Sandy
How to verify the information found on social networks?
Backwards image search
Context and source verification
At the end of the workshop, the participants will now how to use Geofeedia to extract information from social networks about ongoing crises. They will be able to evaluate the reliability of information through several verification process.