London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Comments
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Cara Latham
50%
50%
Cara Latham,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/4/2013 | 3:27:15 PM
re: London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
I think this is a good option to explore, as supplementary information is always good, but like Jay, I am also skeptical. Using social media may open the the door to hoaxes and false alarms. There will need to be a way to determine the legitimacy and credibility of a request coming from a social platform before emergency services personnel waste their time and resources.
jaysimmons
50%
50%
jaysimmons,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/2/2013 | 5:55:57 AM
re: London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
I'm a little skeptical of the use of Twitter or 3rd party services to do something so important as report fires, ask for help, etc. The article states it's not meant to replace dialing the emergency number (999 in this case), but as a supplement. I feel this may pick up as a way to report non-emergency things such as minor accidents, but won't be very effective in emergency situations. If you need immediate help, using voice will always be a better option. If you have data signal on your phone, you should have voice capabilities.

Jay Simmons
Information Week Contributor


How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll