Can twitter really save your life? A case study of visual social media analytics for situation awareness

@article{Thom2015CanTR,
  title={Can twitter really save your life? A case study of visual social media analytics for situation awareness},
  author={Dennis Thom and Robert Kr{\"u}ger and Thomas Ertl and Ulrike Bechstedt and Axel Platz and Julia Zisgen and Bernd Volland},
  journal={2015 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)},
  year={2015},
  pages={183-190}
}
Social media monitoring for crisis intelligence is on the brink of commercialization and widespread adoption. To close the gap between research and application, this paper presents results of a broad-scale case study on visual analytics of social media for situation awareness. We asked twenty-nine domain experts from disaster response and critical infrastructure management to investigate various crisis intelligence tasks based on actual Twitter data, which was recorded during the 2013 German… CONTINUE READING

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