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#FollowFriday: The Centers For Disease Control

The Internet is a weird, wild, and wonderful place. Creativity is unending, from LOLCats to any number of different Tumblr pages (here’s one of our favorites). If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Web, and since you’re reading a blog, we’re guessing you have, you know that zombies hold a particularly special place in its heart.

The Centers for Disease Control is typically one of the more conservative entities in the online world. On its emergency preparedness blog, you’ll find many different topics ranging from bioterrorism to natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. But you’ll also find one entry that is not like the others. A zombie apocalypse disaster guide. Why? Well, let’s be honest. You never know when the impending zombie apocalypse is destined to descend on us and turn our world into something that makes AMC’s The Walking Dead look like Disneyland.

True to its core mission though, the entry advises the reader to implement the advice for the impending zombie apocalypse to disasters that happen more frequently; a house fire, hurricane, tornado, and the like. The CDC’s Twitter feed is a stream of useful health information, tweeting statistics, advice, and reminders about vaccinations.

It’s not often you find an organization like the CDC has a sense of humor, and it’s refreshing to see a government agency put a human face on itself (or undead face on itself in this case). This is, frankly, a brilliant public relations move on the CDC’s part, because how often to you get a disaster preparedness plan to trend on Twitter like Zombie Apocalypse was for a time yesterday?

Any agency willing to do that deserves your follow.

All images in this post are property of the CDC.