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Social media and disasters: applying a new conceptual framework to the case of Storm Desmond

Social media and disasters: applying a new conceptual framework to the case of Storm Desmond
Social media and disasters: applying a new conceptual framework to the case of Storm Desmond
Conceptual frameworks which seek to integrate social media uses into disaster management strategies are employed in a range of events. With continued variations to online practices, developments in technology, and changes in online behaviours, it is imperative to provide conceptual frameworks which are relevant, current and insightful. This paper firstly conceptualizes a range of recent literature through inductive coding and proposes a new conceptual framework of current social media uses. Secondly, the framework is applied to a case study of a multi-hazard disaster: which are predicted to grow in severity and frequency due to climate change, alongside increased habitation of at-risk zones. Storm Desmond 2015 has been selected. Snowball sampling is used to identify networks of interest, and thematic analysis used to track changes in Twitter content over time. Web accessibility and information reliability issues are presented and discussed.
Social Media, Disaster Management, Conceptual Framework, Storm Desmond
1937-9390
41-55
Gray, Briony
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Weal, Mark J.
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Martin, David
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Gray, Briony
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Weal, Mark J.
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Martin, David
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Gray, Briony, Weal, Mark J. and Martin, David (2016) Social media and disasters: applying a new conceptual framework to the case of Storm Desmond. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 8 (4), 41-55. (doi:10.4018/IJISCRAM.2016100103).

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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 online practices, developments in technology, and changes in online behaviours, it is imperative to provide conceptual frameworks which are relevant, current and insightful. This paper firstly conceptualizes a range of recent literature through inductive coding and proposes a new conceptual framework of current social media uses. Secondly, the framework is applied to a case study of a multi-hazard disaster: which are predicted to grow in severity and frequency due to climate change, alongside increased habitation of at-risk zones. Storm Desmond 2015 has been selected. Snowball sampling is used to identify networks of interest, and thematic analysis used to track changes in Twitter content over time. Web accessibility and information reliability issues are presented and discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 5 September 2016
Keywords: Social Media, Disaster Management, Conceptual Framework, Storm Desmond
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, Population, Health & Wellbeing (PHeW)

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Local EPrints ID: 411059
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411059
ISSN: 1937-9390
PURE UUID: c9835a4f-ee15-417c-8336-e2259889d71c
ORCID for Mark J. 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: 13 Jun 2017 16:32
Last modified: 11 Apr 2019 00:38

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