The role of social media for collective behaviour development in response to natural disasters

Alivelu Manga Mukkamala, Roman Beck

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Abstrakt

With the emergence of social media, user-generated content from people affected by disasters has gained significant importance. Thus far, research has focused on identifying categories and taxonomies of the types of information being shared among users during times of disasters. However, there is a lack of theorizing with the dynamics of and relationships between the identified concepts. In our current research, we applied probabilistic topic modelling approach to identify topics from Chennai disaster Twitter data. We manually interpreted and further clustered the topics into generic categories and themes, and traced their development over the days of the disaster. Finally, we build a process model to explore an emerging phenomenon on social media during a disaster. We argue that the conditions/activities such as collective awareness, collective concern, collective empathy and support are necessary conditions for people to feel, respond, and act as forms of collective behaviour.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ForlagAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2018
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Begivenhed26th European Conference on Information Systems - Portsmouth, Storbritannien
Varighed: 25 jun. 201828 jun. 2018
http://ecis2018.eu/

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Konference26th European Conference on Information Systems
Land/OmrådeStorbritannien
ByPortsmouth
Periode25/06/201828/06/2018
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