Federal Emergency Management Agency

Changing Role of the Individual

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The way in which individuals interact with society is changing rapidly. This has potentially significant implications for emergency management.  These changes will present both real opportunities and serious challenges.  Key trends include: Americans are increasingly relating to one another in different ways, particularly through online forums; American society is becoming more mobile; “Amateurs” are increasingly becoming trusted sources of information at the expense of “experts;” Public trust in institutions in the United States is decreasing and shifting to social networks.

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21.75KAugust 1, 2011
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