College directs interested parties to website for more information

Texas A&M at Corpus Christi is directing folks interested in the power outage to their website. A good example of the use of main stream media and RSS – and a good example of how other social media can be used such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to share information. –  CORPUS CHRISTI — Three buildings on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus will remain without power Thursday after a power outage late Wednesday.

School officials reported that power went out in various parts of campus about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Texas AEP crews worked on the outage overnight.

However, Island Hall, the Dugan Wellness Center, and the University Center will remain without power for the rest of Thursday as crews continue to work on the issue. AEP Texas is expects power to be restored to those buildings by 7 a.m. Friday.

School officials said in a news release that students who have class or other business in those buildings, should make arrangements with their professors or supervisors.

Also, personnel for research labs and other power sensitive areas are asked to monitor any disruptions because of the overnight outages.

To check on the progress of the outage and for other updates, visit the university’s website at

When using Twitter, Facebook or other social media for crisis management

To effectively use social media during a crisis, you must have used it in a sustainable fashion well before the emergency. Social media builds electronic relationships, which over time builds trust and credibility between the users of your site and your organization. The time to start a social media site IS NOT WHEN THE CRISIS IS UNDERWAY!

Join me and others for a social media webinar entitled: Campus Crisis and Social Media, February 28 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm. more information at