Twitter in disaster mode: opportunistic communication and distribution of sensor data in emergencies

@inproceedings{Hossmann2011TwitterID,
  title={Twitter in disaster mode: opportunistic communication and distribution of sensor data in emergencies},
  author={Theus Hossmann and Franck Legendre and Paolo Carta and Per Gunningberg and Christian Rohner},
  year={2011}
}
Recent events (earthquakes, floods, etc.) have shown that users heavily rely on online social networks (OSN) to communicate and organize during disasters and in their aftermath. In this paper, we discuss what features could be added to OSN apps for smart phones -- for the example of Twitter -- to make them even more useful for disaster situations. In particular, we consider cases where the fixed communication infrastructure is partially or totally wiped out and propose to equip regular Twitter… CONTINUE READING
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