If you haven't been watching the news, it's been a wild night in Eastern Europe as Russia invaded Ukraine. Here are some lessons learned so far...
- Maybe prepare for war before the war begins, not the day of.
- And there has been a lot of notice to leave the capital city but many waited until after the invasion began. Leaving too early is better than leaving too late.
- As the situation starts spinning out of control, extricating yourself from the war zone may become impossible.
- Needless to say, many people from Ukraine could become refugees, seeking to enter neighboring countries.
- As is to be expected, the president of Ukraine declared marshal law as the invasion began.
- And social media is playing a staring roll in the event (examples here, here, and here).
- Obviously social media can be used for or against either side.
- In fact, social media platforms may become part of the battlefield.
- So it is important to use social media wisely during such an event.
- But be aware that anything you read or hear about the situation may or may not be true or accurate.
- The potential for deepfakes is a new concern for everyone.
- As is the even more possible (and dangerous) threat of cyber attacks.
- Which is already happening to some extent in Ukraine.
- Social media platforms are lighting up with questions about the possibility of WW3.
- Social media can also help the average person facing such a situation with tips and tricks to survive.
- Another good use of the internet, Googling how to survive in a war zone will return lots of info on the topic (examples here, here, and here).
- Even if you don't live in Ukraine, if things get hot enough, everyone may become a target.
- Apparently the threat of nuclear war is is a concern around the world at this point.
- But there are several other impacts the war can have, including inflation, rising gas prices, a tanking stock market, etc.
- Or maybe this is all politics as usual...
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