Chatter on the red: what hazards threat reveals about the social life of microblogged information

  title={Chatter on the red: what hazards threat reveals about the social life of microblogged information},
  author={Kate Starbird and Leysia Palen and Amanda Lee Hughes and Sarah Vieweg},
This paper considers a subset of the computer-mediated communication (CMC) that took place during the flooding of the Red River Valley in the US and Canada in March and April 2009. Focusing on the use of Twitter, a microblogging service, we identified mechanisms of information production, distribution, and organization. The Red River event resulted in a rapid generation of Twitter communications by numerous sources using a variety of communications forms, including autobiographical and… CONTINUE READING
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