Virginia Tech: SMS & email updates did their job

Reading about today’s events at Virginia Tech, I’m pleased that the mobile medium played a critical part in alerting students of the issue:

This time the universitys 30,000 students promptly received email and text message alerts warning them about the gunman. The university website and Twitter account swiftly alerted the outside world to developments onsite.

via Virginia Tech shooting leaves two dead – Telegraph.

I hope by now that most large institutions such as Universities have implemented some kind of emergency SMS update system to contact students in such circumstances.

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