Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Some computer alerts may be more effective than others

The Bruin carries an article noting that the BruinAlert system was not especially effective since a recent event was reported faster in the news media than on the system. (There was reported to be a hostage situation in a student housing unit.) Yours truly can confirm that he saw the item on a news site before the BruinAlert came. The Bruin article also notes that there may be different info relevant depending on where or who you are. (I was at home and so didn't need to know on an emergency basis about something happening near the student housing unit.) Apparently, there are systems that are more focused than what we have. See

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