This article discusses how social media is influencing recreational boater behavior. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, more and more people are using some form of social media as part of their daily lives. Besides seeing the latest events in your friends’ lives, you can check the news, look up a tasty recipe for dinner, get updates on your favorite sports team, and even report crimes to the police. It seems like all generations, including baby boomers, are carrying a smart phone with the ability to link to social media. In keeping with the trend, the U.S. Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) created a strategic plan to provide guidance for the National Recreational Boating Safety Program to reduce fatalities and injuries via various objectives and strategies, one of which recommends leveraging social media.


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  • Accession Number: 01632943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 10:40AM