Relief work after the 2010 Haiti earthquake: leadership in an online resource coordination network

@inproceedings{Goggins2012ReliefWA,
  title={Relief work after the 2010 Haiti earthquake: leadership in an online resource coordination network},
  author={Sean P. Goggins and Christopher M. Mascaro and Stephanie Mascaro},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2012}
}
The US Navy directed its vast resources at the relief effort following the Haiti Earthquake on January 12, 2010. To coordinate with non-governmental-organizations (NGOs) participating in the relief effort, the US Navy used an online discussion forum. What follows is an examination of the emergence, rise, on-the-ground utility and decline of this "walled-garden" style discussion forum. Our findings show that most site activity is broadcast oriented and does not result in discussion, but in the… CONTINUE READING

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