I received an email today with the subject “LinkedIn Group: Emergency Notification”. My immediate thought was, “What kind of emergency could there possibly be about a LinkedIn Group?” I mean, did the moderator have a heart attack? Is the forum on fire? I just couldn’t imagine what could possibly be so important that it merited an “emergency notification”.
And then I read the message:
Shane Murray has sent you a message.
Subject: LinkedIn Group: Emergency Notification
A friend, Kris Schroeder, asked me to help create awareness about her group on LinkedIn. I think the topics are interesting from both an individual and enterprise level. Here is a group summary in case you are interested:
We are using this group to discuss emergency notification and emergency preparedness. What are you doing to prepare for an emergency? When an emergency happens, how will you let people know that either you have been hurt or that you are OK in the midst of everything?
I’m sure it’s a great group for those interested in the topic. Still, the unintended consequences are pretty funny.