Information sharing on twitter during the 2011 catastrophic earthquake

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

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Such large disasters as earthquakes and hurricanes are very unpredictable. During a disaster, we must collect information to save lives. However, in time disaster, it is difficult to collect information which is useful for ourselves from such traditional mass media as TV and newspapers that contain information for the general public. Social media attract attention for sharing information, especially Twitter, which is a hugely popular social medium that is now being used during disasters. In this paper, we focus on the information sharing behaviors on Twitter during disasters. We collected data before and during the Great East Japan Earthquake and arrived at the following conclusions: - Many users with little experience with such specific functions as reply and retweet did not continuously use them after the disaster. - Retweets were well used to share information on Twitter. - Retweets were used not only for sharing the information provided by general users but used for relaying the information from the mass media. We conclude that social media users changed their behavior to widely diffuse important information and decreased nonemergency tweets to avoid interrupting critical information.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web
ページ1025-1028
ページ数4
出版物ステータスPublished - 2013 12 1
外部発表Yes
イベント22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
継続期間: 2013 5 132013 5 17

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Other22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
期間13/5/1313/5/17

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Earthquakes
Hurricanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Toriumi, F., Sakaki, T., Shinoda, K., Kazama, K., Kurihara, S., & Noda, I. (2013). Information sharing on twitter during the 2011 catastrophic earthquake. : WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 1025-1028)

Information sharing on twitter during the 2011 catastrophic earthquake. / Toriumi, Fujio; Sakaki, Takeshi; Shinoda, Kosuke; Kazama, Kazuhiro; Kurihara, Satoshi; Noda, Itsuki.

WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. 2013. p. 1025-1028.

研究成果: Conference contribution

Toriumi, F, Sakaki, T, Shinoda, K, Kazama, K, Kurihara, S & Noda, I 2013, Information sharing on twitter during the 2011 catastrophic earthquake. : WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. pp. 1025-1028, 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13/5/13.
Toriumi F, Sakaki T, Shinoda K, Kazama K, Kurihara S, Noda I. Information sharing on twitter during the 2011 catastrophic earthquake. : WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. 2013. p. 1025-1028
Toriumi, Fujio ; Sakaki, Takeshi ; Shinoda, Kosuke ; Kazama, Kazuhiro ; Kurihara, Satoshi ; Noda, Itsuki. / Information sharing on twitter during the 2011 catastrophic earthquake. WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web. 2013. pp. 1025-1028
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