Set up your Twitter alerts now!

With the tragic news coming out of Brussels today of another terrorist attack, I wanted to share a quick little tip, in the event you find yourself in the vicinity of an attack or some other emergency, getting access to credible organisations can make a big difference.

Pic: Twitter.com

Pic: Twitter.com

You may or may not have heard of Twitter alerts but more UK based accounts now have this function activated on their profiles.  Most UK Police Forces, Fire Services and Ambulance have this function on their profile and it simple to setup up, you  just click the button and its done! 

If you sign up to receive an account's Twitter Alerts, you will receive a notification directly to your phone whenever that account marks a Tweet as an alert.

Notifications are delivered via SMS, and if you use Twitter for iPhone or Twitter for Android, you’ll also receive a push notification. Alerts also appear differently on your home timeline from regular Tweets; they will be indicated with an orange bell.

I urge you now to set this up on your phone or your children's phone (if they are old enough to be on twitter) to help provide them with information in the event of an emergency! 

Please share this post with friends to spread the word! 

It goes without saying that our thought's go out to all those impacted by this attack, and our thoughts are with the families and friends of all the victims!