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30 June 2013
Why Depending On Facebook for Severe Weather Warnings is A Bad Idea
James Spann (meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, AL.) spoke at the AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology last week, and made an interesting point about using social media for weather warnings. Be very careful! Young people especially tend to get most of their news and information from mobile devices, using social media apps etc. During the record tornado outbreak in April 2011, many viewers had no power, or were …