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Volunteer Spotlight: Kim joins the social media team!

Kim (or @gingermommy as she's known online) knows firsthand what it's like to experience an emergency in her community. Having lived on Vancouver Island, Kim was once without power and running water for 10 days, and has witnessed how few families are...

Volunteer Spotlight: Red Cross welcomes volunteer Judi Samuels to the Social Media Team!

Introducing the newest member of the Canadian Red Cross Social Media Team, Judi Samuels! The Social Media Team is made up of social media users who use their social networks to help spread the word about the work of the Red Cross. In a disaster, the ...

Tech Talk: #DLWS and what it all means

Have you ever seen the #dlws hashtag on Twitter? It's usually associated with an offhand comment or complaint about the weather. You may have used it to make your own observations too. But do you know what it all means on a larger scale? By the time...

Tech Talk: Tweet to donate?

Last week, American Express announced its plan to offer customers a service that would allow them to sync their credit card to make purchases directly on Twitter simply by using hashtags. That’s right. One-tweet shopping is just around the corner. Yo...

Photo of the Day: Miss 604 visits the Canadian Red Cross!

Guest entry by James Park, Assistant Communications Coordinator, BC Rebecca Bollwitt, also known by her online moniker, Miss 604, recently visited the Canadian Red Cross office in Burnaby to deliver a much appreciated talk about social media. A...

Tech Talk: Breakout year for social media in emergencies

Social media isn’t new anymore, but the ways in which it can be used both by the public and officials during emergencies are evolving quickly. In 2012, our own Canadian Red Cross survey about social media use in disasters demonstrated that it’s a ...

Year in Review: 2012 in Blogs

With 2012 drawing to a close, we are all starting to look back and reflect on the year past. What did we resolve to do? What did we accomplish? All last year, we blogged about various topics – from the serious to the more quirky and light-he...

Tweeting My Way Through CPR Training at #redcrossCPR

[slideshow]I'm the type of person who likes to be prepared. I've got my emergency kit ready and my purse is stocked with bandaids for any scrape, cut, or blister. But when it comes to taking care of my sick grandfather, I never felt confident that I ...

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