Stay Connected During a Disaster

Now is a good time to pass along a tip that may be helpful if a hurricane or other disaster affects you.

You know your cell phone service will disappear for a while, so texting will be your best bet to stay connected. Text messages use significantly less data than a phone call.

Here’s something you may not know about: If you use twitter, you can post, follow, unfollow, receive notifications, retweet and direct message. It’s a simple process to go through and only took me about 30 seconds to set up my phone. You can have as much or as little access as you’d like. Better to do it now and be ready than try to figure it out when all of a sudden you don’t have internet access on your device. But be careful — if you’re on a limited texting plan you could eat those up pretty quickly.

Here’s how to do it:

When you’re logged into twitter on your computer, go here, then click the mobile tab and you’re on your way.

Simple.

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