Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's Internet Week In New York City

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It's Internet Week in New York City. What's that got to do with Amver? Well, Amver is based in computer technology. It was the computer that helped bring vessel tracking to fruition. In the 1990s Amver launched a website and began accepting vessel position reports via email. Today Amver has a blog, Twitter account, Facebook page, Flickr account, and a YouTube channel.

continues to embrace the internet by offering search and rescue controllers a way to request Amver data and providing information for sailors on ways to survive a rescue. Shipping companies can enroll their vessels on the internet and vessel crews can download the Amver user's manual (link to pdf), in several languages, from the internet.

The United States Coast Guard, led by efforts from Commandant Thad Allen, is expanding its use of the internet to share information with the public. The new Coast Guard blog, The Coast Guard Compass, is live and the Coast Guard magazine has migrated to an online version titled 1790 Online.

How has your company used the internet and social media? Share your stories with us.

Photo credit: uploaded to Flickr by sssteve.o

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