Social media good for emergency alerts?

Thursday - 9/23/2010, 9:31am EDT

Zubin Wadia, president, Civiguard

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What happens if the network goes down? Services that offer real-time alerts during emergencies are becoming more prevalent, but how can the government still get out the word if the power fails? Zubin Wadia, CEO and founder of CiviGuard, says his company has a new service that can get alerts out even when the power grid fails.