This is discussion about MiCAST - Mobile Information Crisis Action Support Team .
Please explain why your idea/project, is suited/perfect to using... 'media' ...to bring about A BETTER "WORLD"...the entire planet...? Thank you! a.
The fundamental idea behind MiCAST is that media has an important role in our world and a heightened importance during times of crisis and disaster.
If used correctly, media can save lives and minimize damage. MiCAST seeks to change the idea of media and increase the prominence and use of media during crisis situations by involving more people and producing actionable information: this road is flooding so you should avoid it, this levy is about to break so we need more people to help build a sandbag wall, etc.
Through ventures like "iReport," CNN and other news outlets have started to utilize citizen journalists to produce news, but on a very limited scale and often to add color and commentary to their news stories. MiCAST equips citizens in the middle of the crisis with the ability to connect and converse with the entire community through old and new media. The conversations produce and broadcast facts, information, tips and resources to make a positive difference and potentially save lives in times of peril.
Communications and response methods used to respond to disasters have shifted dramatically over time. At one time, the local populace was roused to respond to emergencies by word of mouth, bells, signal fires and other means to gather the resources necessary to deal with the emergency. As radio and television came on line, public emergency broadcasting services became available, however they were used less for response than for warning and information. Response actions and response communications shifted toward professional use - response actions were left to the "professionals". This contribution deals with two important issues - the shift of large parts of the population from using radio and TV as their main use of communication, and the lack of public involvement in handling their own disasters. This idea allows you to not only rapidly communicte within the new, changing communication environment, but allows you to organize and utilize the local population to help with their own emergencies in a more efficient and useful manner. This is a great idea that hits on two important issues and makes the world a better place by reengaging and assisting the local population to help themselves. It breaks you away from being a bystander watching professionals to a place where you can participate and help at your own level - no longer tied to a radio or TV, but using new mobile communication technology!.
As president/CEO of S4 Inc. where the group is based, I have seen this complete effrot from the planning to execution and feedback. I recommend and endorse this idea.
I was a broadcaster during Hurricane Agnes in '72 and I think this is a GREAT idea!
I spent a lot of years in radio covering natural disasters -floods, hurricanes, tonadoes, forest fires and so forth. This makes the best use of new and emerging technology to share information in ways I could not imagine back in the day. I think it's invaluable not only for media and citizen journalists but relief agencies, disaster victims and familes concerned about loved ones.
I'd like to support his idea. Having deployed medical teams to combat in OIF and OEF, the ability to react quickly and to apply resources at the decisive point on the"battlefield" hinges on a system of communicating resources available and needs. This system serves as a centerpiece for managing and recruiting both traditional and nontraditional relief resources exactly where they are needed. It eliminates waste of time and equipment and thus better serves the people in crisis. Way to go guys this is a great idea.
Wonderful idea. This experienced team of professionals did a nice job of tying together new media with traditional means of communicating in the midst of a natural disaster. Having personally served in disaster relief operations in the wake of an earthquake in El Salvador, floods in Haiti, a landslide in Italy, and hurricanes in Central America and the Caribbean over a 20-year career in the military, this initiative has clearly taken real-time communications disaster relief to the next level.
A key component to this idea is the integration of "new" media with traditional "old" media. A discussion of actionable information on the web will have not have a significant impact if people aren't in the room. MiCAST focuses on aggregating the information online and pushing the information out in a variety of ways including online, mobile and collaborations with local radio and tv to ensure a wide audience can act upon the real-time information.
IT'S A NEW DAY...FOR ONE of SEVEN...IT'S A NEW DAY...for MiCAST of HEAVEN on earth.
Congratulations teammates...Casting a BETTER entire WORLD thanks 2U~!
Thanks for participating...get ready for Miami...
Check out the website and video at www.MiCAST.org
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