Regional analysis of user interactions on social media in times of disaster

Takeshi Sakaki, Fujio Toriumi, Kosuke Shinoda, Kazuhiro Kazama, Satoshi Kurihara, Itsuki Noda, Yutaka Matsuo

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Abstract

Social media attract attention for sharing information, especially Twitter, which is now being used in times of dis- asters. In this paper, we perform regional analysis of user interactions on Twittter during the Great East Japan Earth- quake and arrived at the following two conclusions:People diffused much more information after the earthquake, especially in the heavily-damaged areas; People communicated with nearby users but diffused information posted by dis- tant users. We conclude that social media users changed their behavior to widely diffuse information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web
Pages235-236
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2013 May 132013 May 17

Other

Other22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/5/1313/5/17

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Keywords

  • Disas- ter situation
  • Earthquake
  • Information diffusion
  • Online social network
  • Regional analysis
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Sakaki, T., Toriumi, F., Shinoda, K., Kazama, K., Kurihara, S., Noda, I., & Matsuo, Y. (2013). Regional analysis of user interactions on social media in times of disaster. In WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 235-236)

Regional analysis of user interactions on social media in times of disaster. / Sakaki, Takeshi; Toriumi, Fujio; Shinoda, Kosuke; Kazama, Kazuhiro; Kurihara, Satoshi; Noda, Itsuki; Matsuo, Yutaka.

WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. 2013. p. 235-236.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sakaki, T, Toriumi, F, Shinoda, K, Kazama, K, Kurihara, S, Noda, I & Matsuo, Y 2013, Regional analysis of user interactions on social media in times of disaster. in WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. pp. 235-236, 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13/5/13.
Sakaki T, Toriumi F, Shinoda K, Kazama K, Kurihara S, Noda I et al. Regional analysis of user interactions on social media in times of disaster. In WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. 2013. p. 235-236
Sakaki, Takeshi ; Toriumi, Fujio ; Shinoda, Kosuke ; Kazama, Kazuhiro ; Kurihara, Satoshi ; Noda, Itsuki ; Matsuo, Yutaka. / Regional analysis of user interactions on social media in times of disaster. WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. 2013. pp. 235-236
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