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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘emergencies’

Twitter Expands Its Alert System

Twitter launched a new alert system for emergencies and other important information back in September. This morning, the company announced that it is expanding into the UK and Ireland. Nearly sixty accounts in the region have signed up to participate. These include 47 police forces in the UK, An Garda Síochána, the London Fire Brigade, the Mayor of London’s office, …

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Twitter Launches Alert System For Emergencies And Other Important Info

Twitter announced today that it has launched a new emergency feature called Twitter Alerts, which lets credible organizations get important information out to people via notifications. Users can sign up for alerts on an account-by-account basis. Once you subscribe to an account’s alert, you will get a notification on your phone whenever that account marks a tweet as an alert. …

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Hyperloop: Here’s How An Emergency Situation Would Play Out

On Monday, Elon Musk unveiled his detailed plans for the long-anticipated Hyperloop project, a futuristic transportation system that would make a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles just over a half an hour long (here’s the initial proposed route). Musk revealed the details of the project in a 57-page PDF document. WIthin that is a section about onboard passenger …

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