Author: Adam Potts

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Training Exercise – Solway Exercise

Between 1st to 4th May 2018 inclusive, a live play training exercise will take place in the MOD Range at Dundrennan, also known as Kirkcudbright Training Centre. This will involve a simulated major incident that...

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Tweetdeck – Reverse Image Search

Verification of public generated content is an extremely important process within a Virtual Operation Support Team (VOST). Google’s Reverse Image Search lets you search by images instead of keywords and although the feature has...

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Facebook Safety Check

Facebook, as with many social media platforms can play an important part in the early stages of an emergency or major incident. Social media is often they first place the public turn to find...

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Tweetdeck – Advanced Searches

Twitter is the first port of call for many Virtual Operation Support Team (VOST) members during any deployment and it is important you can make best use of all Twitters features. To achieve this...

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Live Streaming Tools

Information gathering using livestreams during major incidents can allow VOST teams to gather greater situational awareness as the incident unfolds. As more social media platforms integrate live video features like Instagram or extending existing...

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History of the VOST

Why use Social Media Social media has become an increasingly important tool for governmental organisations to disseminate information to the public. This is particularly relevant during emergency or major incidents where it can become...