Think back to the days just after 9/11. The multi-colored, national terrorist alert system actually meant something to us all for the very first time, here in our homeland. But WHAT did it mean? Are we orange today, or yellow. Why not green. Is there a chartreuse?
Good news! Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, announced a new system today. And, GET THIS … the systems sends out notices on Twitter and Facebook! AWESOMMME! Not only, will it be faster and more efficient than the old system (due to social media integration), it will also be SIMPLER! There will only be two warning levels; First level for a potential terrorist threat and; Second level for a threat that is specific, impending — read, it’s likely going to happen.
It’s refreshing to see a government agency do things efficiently for a change. (Hello IRS, is anyone listening?)