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Humour reactions in crisis: a proximal analysis of Chinese posts on Sina Weibo in reaction to the salt panicof March 2011

Humour reactions in crisis: a proximal analysis of Chinese posts on Sina Weibo in reaction to the salt panicof March 2011
Humour reactions in crisis: a proximal analysis of Chinese posts on Sina Weibo in reaction to the salt panicof March 2011
This paper presents an analysis of humour use in Sina Weibo in reaction to the Chinese salt panic, which occurred as a result of the Fukushima disaster in March 2011. Basing the investigation on the humour Proximal Distancing Theory (PDT), and utilising a dataset from Sina Weibo in 2011, an examination of humour reactions is performed to identify the proximal spread of humourous Weibo posts in relation to the consequent salt panic in China. As a result of this method, we present a novel methodology for understanding humour reactions in social media, and provide recommendations on how such a method could be applied to a variety of other social media, crises, cultural and spatial settings.
1043-1048
Beeston, Gareth
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Leon Urrutia, Manuel
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Halcrow, Caroline
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Liu, Lu
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Wang, Jinchuan
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Kim, Jinho Jay
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Halcrow, Caroline
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Liu, Lu
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Wang, Jinchuan
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Beeston, Gareth, Leon Urrutia, Manuel, Halcrow, Caroline, Liu, Lu, Wang, Jinchuan, Kim, Jinho Jay and Park, Kunwooaa (2014) Humour reactions in crisis: a proximal analysis of Chinese posts on Sina Weibo in reaction to the salt panicof March 2011. 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web Web - Observatory Workshop: Building Web Observatories, Seoul, Korea, Republic of. 07 - 11 Apr 2014. pp. 1043-1048 . (doi:10.1145/2567948.2579209).

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This paper presents an analysis of humour use in Sina Weibo in reaction to the Chinese salt panic, which occurred as a result of the Fukushima disaster in March 2011. Basing the investigation on the humour Proximal Distancing Theory (PDT), and utilising a dataset from Sina Weibo in 2011, an examination of humour reactions is performed to identify the proximal spread of humourous Weibo posts in relation to the consequent salt panic in China. As a result of this method, we present a novel methodology for understanding humour reactions in social media, and provide recommendations on how such a method could be applied to a variety of other social media, crises, cultural and spatial settings.

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Published date: June 2014
Venue - Dates: 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web Web - Observatory Workshop: Building Web Observatories, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 2014-04-07 - 2014-04-11
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377462
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Date deposited: 08 Jun 2015 12:25
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 20:43

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