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TWITTER TSUNAMI EARLY WARNING NETWORK: A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS OF TWITTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Approve : Sugi Hapni    Author : Uuf Brajawidagda, S.T., M.T., Ph.D    Viewer : 74 view     Download : 0 download    


Abstrak

In the aftermath of earthquakes, tsunamis, such as the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami, caused enormous damage around the world. With the extreme disaster events of the past, nations improved disaster preparedness and response through sensors and tsunami early warning systems. Even with system usage, however, governments still need to warn the targeted citizens – who may be anywhere within the vulnerable areas – of predicted tsunami and ordered mass evacuations within a very limited lead time. While social media research is on the rise outside the domain of social networking, very little is written about Twitter use for tsunami early warning. In this research, therefore, we examined the utility of Twitter as a tsunami early warning network, which engages citizens and disaster management agencies in diffusing disaster information. We conducted a social network analysis of Twitter information flows among the central disaster warning agency’s Twitter followers during the 2012 Indonesia Earthquake.


Rincian publikasi

Dipersentasikan pada 23 rd Australasian Conference On Information Systems, 3-5 December 2012, Geelong-Australia