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Social media and disasters: a new conceptual framework

Social media and disasters: a new conceptual framework
Social media and disasters: a new conceptual framework
Conceptual frameworks which seek to integrate social media uses into disaster management strategies are employed in a range of events. With continued variations to social media practices, developments in technology, and changes in online behaviors, it is imperative to provide conceptual frameworks which are relevant, current and insightful. This paper conceptualizes a range of recent literature through an inductive methodology, and presents the themes of Web accessibility and online information reliability as broad and emerging considerations for the identification of social media uses during disasters. It presents a new conceptual framework of current social media uses which may be used to supplement existing frameworks. The framework has been applied to a dataset of Tweets from the 2015 Nepal earthquake to demonstrate its validity. Suggestions for future applications are discussed.
Gray, Briony
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Weal, Mark
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Martin, David
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Gray, Briony
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Weal, Mark
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Martin, David
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Gray, Briony, Weal, Mark and Martin, David (2016) Social media and disasters: a new conceptual framework. At Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2016 Conference, Brazil. 22 - 25 May 2016. 6 pp. (In Press)

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Abstract

Conceptual frameworks which seek to integrate social media uses into disaster management strategies are employed in a range of events. With continued variations to social media practices, developments in technology, and changes in online behaviors, it is imperative to provide conceptual frameworks which are relevant, current and insightful. This paper conceptualizes a range of recent literature through an inductive methodology, and presents the themes of Web accessibility and online information reliability as broad and emerging considerations for the identification of social media uses during disasters. It presents a new conceptual framework of current social media uses which may be used to supplement existing frameworks. The framework has been applied to a dataset of Tweets from the 2015 Nepal earthquake to demonstrate its validity. Suggestions for future applications are discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 14 February 2016
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2016 Conference, Brazil, 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-25
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, Population, Health & Wellbeing (PHeW)

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Local EPrints ID: 388762
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/388762
PURE UUID: f18716fc-a6e7-4ba7-b2ec-e695854d11ef
ORCID for Mark Weal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6251-8786
ORCID for David Martin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0397-0769

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Date deposited: 02 Mar 2016 16:40
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:09

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