CTV Winnipeg: Boil Water Advisory and Social Media

The City of Winnipeg issued a boil water advisory on January 27, 2015. Within minutes it was spreading like wildfire on social media. That’s nothing new. But what was new for the city of Winnipeg was having a socially-savvy mayor in command who chose to harness the power of social media to spread the word. Mayor Brian Bowman took to Twitter and YouTube to post information and updates in an unprecedented manner to keep residents informed and assured.

social media reaction to boil water advisory

CTV’s Alesia Fieldberg talked with our Susie Erjavec Parker about how social media is changing how and where we get critical information as tech and social media can deliver larger chunks of information in 140 characters or less.

Watch the CTV Winnipeg clip here.

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