NY Testing Emergency Broadcasts Over Gaming Networks

Kotaku writes: "In many places, should the unthinkable happen and a serious emergency arise, citizens are alerted via the TV and radio. How 20th century. New York, however, are going a little more modern, and adding gaming networks to the list.

There's currently a trial program in place in the state called "Empire 2.0", which is all about the government extending existing services and means of communication to 21st century outlets such as Facebook and Twitter."

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CrippleH3078d ago

Seems like a good idea to me. If a huge tsunami is coming it's best to get the message out to much of the people as possible and the most efficient ways.

TV,internet,radio,game,blogs, social websites.

Siesser3077d ago (Edited 3077d ago )

Agreed. But the second I'm interrupted online and hear "this is only a test - had this been a real emergency, the tone would have been followed by..."

Seriously though - it's a good thing. I still remember the first time my tivo pulled me out of a recording because of some flash flood warning. At first I was upset, been in all reality, it makes sense, and I'm glad that people are willing to go to greater and greater lengths to protect and defend others who find more and more ways to distance ourselves from the here and now.