Statistically Modeling the Effectiveness of Disaster Information in Social Media

  title={Statistically Modeling the Effectiveness of Disaster Information in Social Media},
  author={Jiang Zhu and Fei Xiong and Dongzhen Piao and Yun Liu and Ying Zhang},
  journal={2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference},
Twitter has increasingly become an important source of information during disasters. Authorities have responded by providing related information in Twitter. The same information channel can also be used to deliver disaster preparation information to increase the disaster readiness of the general public. Retweeting is the key mechanism to facilitate this information diffusion process. Understanding of factors that affect twitter users' retweet decision would help the authority to adopt an… CONTINUE READING

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