Everyone is participating in the #DropCoverHoldOn exercise today at 10:20 #ShakeOut

Everyone should be doing #DropCoverHoldOn during today’s Great #ShakeOut national #preparedness effort.

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Great ShakeOut = Thursday 10/20/16 at 10:10am.

Approx 28.5 million people are doing it. Are you?

For more information, check out shakeout.org

@rusnivek

 

On scene for your scope or live broadcast? Don’t forget to

Just a quick reminder to reporters doing their live shots from the scene AND also PIOs/PAOs who are doing their own Periscope or FacebookLive broadcasts from the scene.

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Remember in Periscope, once you start, you can’t just zoom in frame to exclude redic onscene jokesters.

Remember to think about an alternate broadcast site. Just in case.

Imagine running away (with a selfie stick in hand) to get a less distracting frame…

Love you lots on this rainy Thursday.

@rusnivek

 

Some helpful social media terminology #SMEM

I’m often asked about terminology found on social media. Here are the 12 most commonly asked terms (as of 11-06-15):

1. Squad

Definition: Your crew, your team, your trusted agents aka your BFF (Best Friends Forever)

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SM example: Heading to the White House w/ my squad. #SquadGoals

2. Ghosting

Definition: Ending a relationship by completely ignoring the other person on all social media platforms.

SM example: Dayum! Chastity ghosting Frank because he cheated.

3. Bye, Felicia

Definition: A term used to be dismissive of someone first popularized by the hit movie Friday (1995). Thanks for the team from MT on this info.

SM example: Hold up, you said you were going but now you are bailing? Not cool. Bye, Felicia.

(Note: There is some discussion on the possibility of this statement being perceived as degrading females)

4. On fleek

Definition: On point, looking good

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SM example: @Ohio_EMA Nancy’s first selfie is on fleek!

5. Cray

Definition: Short hand abbreviation of crazy.

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SM example: Overstaffed Friday night at NRFD – It’s about to get cray!

6. BAE

Definition: Before anyone else or a term of affection to another person

SM example: “he was supposed to be bae a long time ago but I got friendzoned so now we’re bffs but you know, that’s better than nothing so.” -(@sosatooturnt_ on 12-22-14 at 0405)

7. FOMO

Definition: Fear of missing out

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SM example: It’s cool, I’ll just sit here nursing my FOMO.

8. Turnt

Definition: excited or super hyper

SM example: He dispatched the heavy rescue team?!? This crash is bout to get turnt!

9. #FF or #FridayFollow

Definition: Primarily on Twitter, this trendy hashtag is used on Fridays to recommend to others to follow.

SM example: #FF #FridayFollow @ReadyGov @PrepareAthon @FEMA @DHSGov @DisasterCTR @TEEX_NERRTC @CDPFEMA @CTOSRadNucTrng @NCBRT @SERTC_training

10. “Swipe-right or swipe-left”

Definition: An action used on the social media app Tinder for social acquaintances. The in app action of swiping on the picture to the left denotes you do not want to have interactions with the person (aka NOPE) and the action of swiping on the picture to the right denotes you have interest in the person featured (aka LIKE).

SM example: Brandy is so fake and under qualified, definitely swipe-left.

11. Troll

Definition: A person who only engages online discussion to create controversy.

SM example: Donald is not helping this convo at all. He’s just being a troll.

12. Doe

Definition: An abbreviation of the word though.

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SM example: SFFD Truck-1! Dat tiller doe

A few other acronyms that still pop up:

  • ICYMI: In case you missed it
  • TBT: Throwback Thursdays
  • MCM: Man Crush Mondays
  • NBD: No big deal
  • WCW: Woman Crush Wednesdays
  • NSFW: Not safe for work
  • AFAIK: As far as I know
  • FBO: Facebook official
  • IRL: In real life
  • YOLO: You only live once
  • SMH: Shaking my head
  • LMK: Let me know

Like many social media apps, these terms will likely expire and new ones will come up.

For now, I hope this helps discern some social media terminology.

@rusnivek

Reporting live as I sink into the mud!

Shoes! SHOES PEOPLE!

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I can’t wait for all those expensive heels to get stuck in the mud…and no one likes a pair of muddy dress pants and fancy black wingtips. C’mon!

Reporters: Please dress appropriately when covering a story.

PIO/PAOs: Please dress appropriately when arriving on scene.

@rusnivek

Shake-shake-shake…shake your #Earthquake #EQ #ShakeOut

Recently, we have seen a great increase in earthquakes across the country. From small to extremely large earthquakes, we should all be prepared – so I highly recommend that you participate in today’s Earthquake ShakeOut training/exercise/drill.

So on Thursday October 16, 2014 at 10:16am – practice your earthquake safety procedures with 9 other states in our region using these three easy steps:

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1. DROP to the ground

2. Take COVER under a sturdy table or desk, if possible, and protect your head and neck

3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops

Following these 3 easy steps will help protect and you during an earthquake.

ShakeOut is coordinated by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

See, even the cool kids are doing it.

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@rusnivek

Wanna be a truckie? Learn it here #Firefighter Roof Operations Training Course

Fire Training – Roof Operations Course coming up on Saturday January 18th, 2014 from 1330-1730 (C).

http://www.firefighterbailout.com/roofops.html

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@rusnivek