Social Media as Crisis Response Tool

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dc.contributor.author Rathakrishnan, Adithya
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-25T00:25:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-25T00:25:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-11-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7634
dc.description.abstract With emergency situations and natural disasters occurring frequently around the world, internet is what people instinctively turn to for help, specifically using social media through smartphones, tablets and computers. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2013 mentioned that, immediately following Hurricane Sandy users sent more than 20 million Sandy-related Twitter posts, or “tweets”, despite the loss of network services during the hurricane. That is just one example, of many ways people use social media and internet in times of need [14]. With nearly 2.1 billion people having social media accounts out of a total 7.210 billion population of earth, using social media as an effective tool for disaster management should be researched more [24]. Recently, though the number of papers that had research subject as “social media data for emergency management” did go from 4 papers in 2008 (4.2% of total) to 13 in 2013(12.9% of total) [23] which is encouraging more research is required. And with that in mind, a model web application has been proposed in this dissertation which can be used in times of emergency to collaborate and coordinate relief efforts. It makes use of famous social media websites like Facebook and Twitter and RSS news-feed by accessing and displaying the data from them. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject crisis response en_US
dc.subject emergency tool en_US
dc.title Social Media as Crisis Response Tool en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Ganti, Sudhakar
dc.degree.department Department of Computer Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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