I am contacting you all in the hope that I can locate an organisation among the TC membership who has used Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages with Twitter and is willing to share their approach and experiences with CAP Users in Australia.
The reason I ask is because an Australian CAP User is seeking to generate all-hazard alerts to the public via twitter, using the CAP message standard to create the alert message. The Australian CAP User is interested in looking at any
examples where the hashtag and twitter message content are incorporated into a CAP message. Our initial thoughts are that either the OPTIONAL <headline> or <description> sub-elements could be used to incorporate the text that would be used in a character
limited twitter message that gets distributed via twitter feeds, and the following hashtags might appear in the message: authority releasing the alert; and the “official” tag for the particular emergency event.
I attempted to use the Kavi search engine to search for “twitter” and “hashtag” keywords but found nothing related to my question, so I am hoping this email approach puts me in contact with a knowledgeable person within the EM-TC membership
who might be able to assist with this inquiry. Please let me know if there is an alternate method that OASIS would prefer me to use in the future to pose questions like this one.
Custodian for the
Australian Government standard for the Common Alerting Protocol – Australia Profile (CAP-AU-STD)
Australian Government Attorney-General's Department
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