Sunday, August 29, 2010
Dehumidifiers and Social Media
Waiheke Radio, of which I am a volunteer, experienced some flooding last week during the big rain which also caused slips all over the island. With all the electrical equipment, computers, etc., in the studio it was imperative that we started drying the place out as quickly as possible in order to avoid further damage. The few industrial dehumidifiers that were available at the local hire store were already rented out, so we turned to the community via our social media channels to see if we could borrow a few household dehumidifiers to start the process off. First I tweeted the request on our Waiheke Radio twitter account, which then updated Facebook although we also independently made an update on our Facebook Page. Within minutes I had two donations via Twitter and the Facebook page attracted a couple more. The community and our own volunteers quickly had 9 dehumidifiers up and running in the station in a matter of hours.