Purdue University is planning on including Facebook.com in it’s emergency alert system, in wake of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. The Associated Press is reporting that Purdue is planning on using the popular social networking site for college and university students as one of its alert tools for informing students and staff in the event of a university emergency.
According to the article, Purdue has created an emergency notification group on Facebook.com. Facebook is now one of numerous ways that Purdue can alert students about a campus emergency. To date 2600 students have registered for the alert service and 85% of Purdue students use the Facebook site.