Social Media in Disaster Response

Social Media in Disaster Response
  • Author : Liza Potts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 146
  • Relase : 2013-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781134063079

Social Media in Disaster Response Book Review:

Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory cultures. Both groups, however, currently lack research toolkits for tracing participant networks across systems; there is little understanding of how to design not just for individual social web sites, but how to design across multiple systems. Given the volatile political and ecological climate we are currently living in, the practicality of understanding how people communicate during disasters is important both for those researching solutions and for those putting that research into practice. Social Media in Disaster Response addresses this situation by presenting the results of a large-scale sociotechnical usability study on crisis communication in the vernacular related to recent natural and human-made crisis; this is an analysis of the way social web applications are transformed, by participants, into a critical information infrastructure in moments of crisis. This book provides researchers with methods, tools, and examples for researching and analyzing these communication systems while providing practitioners with design methods and information about these participatory communities to assist them in influencing the design and structure of these communication systems.

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Big Data

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Big Data
  • Author : Wesley W. Chu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 311
  • Relase : 2013-09-24
  • ISBN : 9783642408373

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Big Data Book Review:

The field of data mining has made significant and far-reaching advances over the past three decades. Because of its potential power for solving complex problems, data mining has been successfully applied to diverse areas such as business, engineering, social media, and biological science. Many of these applications search for patterns in complex structural information. In biomedicine for example, modeling complex biological systems requires linking knowledge across many levels of science, from genes to disease. Further, the data characteristics of the problems have also grown from static to dynamic and spatiotemporal, complete to incomplete, and centralized to distributed, and grow in their scope and size (this is known as big data). The effective integration of big data for decision-making also requires privacy preservation. The contributions to this monograph summarize the advances of data mining in the respective fields. This volume consists of nine chapters that address subjects ranging from mining data from opinion, spatiotemporal databases, discriminative subgraph patterns, path knowledge discovery, social media, and privacy issues to the subject of computation reduction via binary matrix factorization.

Media and Disaster Risk Reduction

Media and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Suvendrini Kakuchi,Miki Yamaji
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 249
  • Relase : 2021-03-16
  • ISBN : 9789811602856

Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Book Review:

This book analyzes recent advances, trends, challenges and potentials of the role of media in disaster risk reduction. Collaboration, co-design and co-delivery with other stakeholders in science technology, private sectors, and civil society are found to be effective in reaching people and communities. The media is considered to be of utmost importance in all phases of disasters, before, during and after, with different types of media having different proactive roles to play in disaster risk reduction. Before disasters, they play essential roles not only in bringing early warning to people but also in enhancing their perception of the need to take action. At during- and post-disaster response recovery phases, community radio and social media are the key. These necessitate a resilient media infrastructure as the core of uninterrupted coverage. Media literacy has become an important issue for several stakeholders, including governments. In addition, more focus is placed on media governance to look at the priorities of disaster risk reduction initiatives within the media. All of these are considered to lead to trust in the media, which further improves people’s disaster response actions based on information from the media, before and during disasters. Covering different aspects of media, this book is a valuable source for students, researchers, academics, policy-makers and development practitioners.

Social Media in Disaster Response

Social Media in Disaster Response
  • Author : Liza Potts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 146
  • Relase : 2013-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781134063147

Social Media in Disaster Response Book Review:

Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory cultures. Both groups, however, currently lack research toolkits for tracing participant networks across systems; there is little understanding of how to design not just for individual social web sites, but how to design across multiple systems. Given the volatile political and ecological climate we are currently living in, the practicality of understanding how people communicate during disasters is important both for those researching solutions and for those putting that research into practice. Social Media in Disaster Response addresses this situation by presenting the results of a large-scale sociotechnical usability study on crisis communication in the vernacular related to recent natural and human-made crisis; this is an analysis of the way social web applications are transformed, by participants, into a critical information infrastructure in moments of crisis. This book provides researchers with methods, tools, and examples for researching and analyzing these communication systems while providing practitioners with design methods and information about these participatory communities to assist them in influencing the design and structure of these communication systems.

Social Media and Crisis Communication

Social Media and Crisis Communication
  • Author : Lucinda L. Austin,Yan Jin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 2017-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781317607960

Social Media and Crisis Communication Book Review:

Social Media and Crisis Communication provides a unique and timely contribution to the field of crisis communication by addressing how social media are influencing the practice of crisis communication. The book, with a collection of chapters contributed by leading communication researchers, covers the current and emerging interplay of social media and crisis communication, recent theories and frameworks, overviews of dominant research streams, applications in specific crisis areas, and future directions. Both the theoretical and the practical are discussed, providing a volume that appeals to both academic-minded readers as well as professionals at the managerial, decision-making level. The audience includes public relations and corporate communication scholars, graduate students studying social media and crisis communication, researchers, crisis managers working in communication departments, and business leaders who make strategic business communication planning. No other volume has provided the overarching synthesis of information regarding the field of crisis communication and social media that this book contains. Incorporated in this volume is the recent Social-mediated Crisis Communication Model developed by the editors and their co-authors, which serves as a framework for crisis and issues management in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation
  • Author : Eric C Jones,A.J. Faas
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2016-09-09
  • ISBN : 9780128052839

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation Book Review:

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation covers systematic social network analysis and how people and institutions function in disasters, after disasters, and the ways they adapt to hazard settings. As hazards become disasters, the opportunities and constraints for maintaining a safe and secure life and livelihood become too strained for many people. Anecdotally, and through many case studies, we know that social interactions exacerbate or mitigate those strains, necessitating a concerted, intellectual effort to understand the variation in how ties within, and outside, communities respond and are affected by hazards and disasters. Examines the role of societal relationships in a disaster context, incorporating theory and case studies by experts in the field Integrates research in the areas of social network analysis and inter-organizational networks Presents a range of studies from around the world, employing different approaches to network analysis in disaster contexts

Emergency and Disaster Management

Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Author : Information Resources Management Association
  • Publisher : Information Science Reference
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-07-06
  • ISBN : 1522561951

Emergency and Disaster Management Book Review:

In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies.

Environmental Awareness and the Role of Social Media

Environmental Awareness and the Role of Social Media
  • Author : Narula, Sumit,Rai, Swapnil,Sharma, Archana
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2018-07-27
  • ISBN : 9781522552925

Environmental Awareness and the Role of Social Media Book Review:

Social media has quickly become one of the most effective tools in reaching masses of people. As environmental issues are becoming more prevalent and frequently acknowledged, social media is playing an important role in sharing various environmental problems as well as suitable solutions. Environmental Awareness and the Role of Social Media is an essential reference source for individuals seeking to raise awareness of environmental issues through social media platforms. The book examines social media’s use in disaster awareness, sustainability promotion, and marketing environmentally friendly products from an international perspective. This book is an excellent resource for environmentalists, environmental activists, scientists, public figures, policy makers, academicians, and individuals interested in research focused on the impact of social media on issues that affect the entire planet.

Computer Science and its Applications

Computer Science and its Applications
  • Author : James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,Ivan Stojmenovic,Hwa Young Jeong,Gangman Yi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2014-11-29
  • ISBN : 9783662454022

Computer Science and its Applications Book Review:

The 6th FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-14) will be held in Guam, USA, Dec. 17 - 19, 2014. CSA-14 presents a comprehensive conference focused on the various aspects of advances in engineering systems in computer science, and applications, including ubiquitous computing, U-Health care system, Big Data, UI/UX for human-centric computing, Computing Service, Bioinformatics and Bio-Inspired Computing and will show recent advances on various aspects of computing technology, Ubiquitous Computing Services and its application.

Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World

Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World
  • Author : George Haddow,Kim S Haddow
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 282
  • Relase : 2013-12-14
  • ISBN : 9780124079250

Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World Book Review:

Communications are key to the success of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Accurate information disseminated to the general public, to elected officials and community leaders, as well as to the media, reduces risk, saves lives and property, and speeds recovery. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition, provides valuable information for navigating these priorities in the age of evolving media. The emergence of new media like the Internet, email, blogs, text messaging, cell phone photos, and the increasing influence of first informers are redefining the roles of government and media. The tools and rules of communications are evolving, and disaster communications must also evolve to accommodate these changes and exploit the opportunities they provide. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition, illuminates the path to effective disaster communication, including the need for transparency, increased accessibility, trustworthiness and reliability, and partnerships with the media. Includes case studies from recent disasters including Hurricane Sandy, the 2011 tsunami in Japan, and the Boston Marathon bombings Demonstrates how to use blogs, text messages, and cell phone cameras, as well as government channels and traditional media, to communicate during a crisis Examines current social media programs conducted by FEMA, the American Red Cross, state and local emergency managers, and the private sector Updated information in each chapter, especially on how social media has emerged as a force in disaster communications

Effective Communication During Disasters

Effective Communication During Disasters
  • Author : Girish Bobby Kapur,Sarah Bezek,Jonathan Dyal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2016-12-08
  • ISBN : 9781315341453

Effective Communication During Disasters Book Review:

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. In today’s world, there are new opportunities for disaster communications through modern technology and social media. Social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can connect friends, family, first responders, and those providing relief and assistance. However, social media and other modern communication tools have their limitations. They can be affected by disaster situations where there are power outages or interrupted cellular service. The research contained in this valuable compendium offers much-needed information for emergency responders, utility companies, relief organizations, and governments as they invest in infrastructure to support post-disaster communications. In order to make use of modern communication methods, as well as fully utilize more traditional communication networks, it is imperative that we understand how people actually communicate in the wake of a disaster situation and how various communication strategies can best be utilized. Communication during and immediately after a disaster situation is a vital component of response and recovery. Effective communication connects first responders, support systems, and family members with the communities and individuals immersed in the disaster. Reliable communication also plays a key role in a community’s resilience. With research from internationally recognized experts, this volume provides an overview of communication challenges and best-practice analyses, looks at the internet and social media and mobile phones and other technology for disaster communication, and explores the challenges to effective communication. Presents a quality improvement project that gathered expert consensus on best practices used to improve disaster communication Analyzes the information dissemination mechanisms of different media to establish an efficient information dissemination plan for disaster pre-warning, including short message service (SMS), microblogs, news portals, cell phones, television, and oral communication Gauges the effectiveness of disaster risk communication Looks at the future of social media use during emergencies and afterwards Proposes a disaster resilient network that integrates various wireless networks into a cognitive wireless network in the event of disaster occurrences Effective Communication During Disasters: Making Use of Technology, Media, and Human Resources is an informative, multi-faceted resource on preparedness planning for effective communication before, during, and after a disaster occurs.

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Douglas Paton,David Johnston
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2017-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780398091699

Disaster Resilience Book Review:

Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.

Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age

Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age
  • Author : Georg Rehm,Thierry Declerck
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2018-01-05
  • ISBN : 9783319737065

Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age Book Review:

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2017, which focused on language technologies for the digital age. The 16 full papers and 10 short papers included in the proceedings were carefully selected from 36 submissions. Topics covered include text processing of the German language, online media and online content, semantics and reasoning, sentiment analysis, and semantic web description languages.

Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication

Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication
  • Author : Francesca Comunello,Simone Mulargia
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2018-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781787147911

Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive framework for disaster communication, with a main focus on earthquake-related communication, building on a previously fragmented, single-case study approach to analysing the role of social media during natural disasters.

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication
  • Author : Godwin Y. Agboka,Natalia Matveeva
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2018-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781351360326

Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication Book Review:

In Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication, teachers, researchers, and practitioners will find a variety of theoretical frameworks, empirical studies, and teaching approaches to advocacy and citizenship. Specifically, the collection is organized around three main themes or sections: considerations for understanding and defining advocacy and citizenship locally and globally, engaging with the local and global community, and introducing advocacy in a classroom. The collection covers an expansive breadth of issues and topics that speak to the complexities of undertaking advocacy work in TPC, including local grant writing activities, cosmopolitanism and global transnational rhetoric, digital citizenship and social media use, strategic and tactical communication, and diversity and social justice. The contributors themselves, representing fifteen academic institutions and occupying various academic ranks, offer nuanced definitions, frameworks, examples, and strategies for students, scholars, practitioners, and educators who want to or are already engaged in a variegated range of advocacy work. More so, they reinforce the inherent humanistic values of our field and discuss effective rhetorical and current technological tools at our disposal. Finally, they show us how, through pedagogical approaches and everyday mundane activities and practices, we (can) advocate either actively or passively.

Digital Humanitarians

Digital Humanitarians
  • Author : Patrick Meier
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 259
  • Relase : 2015-01-06
  • ISBN : 9781482248401

Digital Humanitarians Book Review:

The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information‘social media, satellite imagery and more is often referred to as Big Data. Making sense of this data deluge during disasters is proving an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian

Digital Services in Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Situations

Digital Services in Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Situations
  • Author : Lídia Oliveira,Federico Tajariol,Liliana Baptista Gonçalves
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 1799867064

Digital Services in Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Situations Book Review:

"This book presents recent studies on crisis, disaster and emergency situations in which digital technologies are considered as a key communication element"--

Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management

Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management
  • Author : Zhenlong Li,Qunying Huang,Christopher T. Emrich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2020-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781000261530

Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management Book Review:

Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management captures recent advancements in leveraging social sensing and big data computing for supporting disaster management. Specifically, analysed within this book are some of the promises and pitfalls of social sensing data for disaster relevant information extraction, impact area assessment, population mapping, occurrence patterns, geographical disparities in social media use, and inclusion in larger decision support systems. Traditional data collection methods such as remote sensing and field surveying often fail to offer timely information during or immediately following disaster events. Social sensing enables all citizens to become part of a large sensor network which is low cost, more comprehensive, and always broadcasting situational awareness information. However, data collected with social sensing is often massive, heterogeneous, noisy, and unreliable in some aspects. It comes in continuous streams, and often lacks geospatial reference information. Together, these issues represent a grand challenge toward fully leveraging social sensing for emergency management decision making under extreme duress. Meanwhile, big data computing methods and technologies such as high-performance computing, deep learning, and multi-source data fusion become critical components of using social sensing to understand the impact of and response to the disaster events in a timely fashion. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Digital Earth.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Optimization Tools for Smart Cities

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Optimization Tools for Smart Cities
  • Author : Panos M. Pardalos,Stamatina Th. Rassia,Arsenios Tsokas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 235
  • Relase : 2022-01-10
  • ISBN : 3030844587

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Optimization Tools for Smart Cities Book Review:

This volume offers a wealth of interdisciplinary approaches to artificial intelligence, machine learning and optimization tools, which contribute to the optimization of urban features towards forming smart, sustainable, and livable future cities. Special features include: New research on the design of city elements and smart systems with respect to new technologies and scientific thinking Discussions on the theoretical background that lead to smart cities for the future New technologies and principles of research that can promote ideas of artificial intelligence and machine learning in optimized urban environments The book engages students and researchers in the subjects of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and optimization tools in smart sustainable cities as eminent international experts contribute their research results and thinking in its chapters. Overall, its audience can benefit from a variety of disciplines including, architecture, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, and related fields.

Crisis Ahead

Crisis Ahead
  • Author : Edward Segal
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781529361964

Crisis Ahead Book Review:

Silver Award Winner in Advertising/Marketing​-Axiom Business Book Awards 2021 How many splashy scandals and crisis situations have befallen companies and public figures in the past week alone? How did the organizations and people at the center of those crises manage the situation? Did they survive with their reputations intact or are they facing an ongoing public nightmare that keeps building on itself in the era of social media? This new book from veteran public relations expert Edward Segal is based on the following premise: it's not a matter of IF a scandal or crisis will hit, it's WHEN. How a company deals with it will have lasting impact on their reputation, profits, and more. But for most organizations, when a crisis hits, they're caught off guard and ill-prepared. While essential, crisis plans are worthless unless properly executed, as the stories and examples featured throughout Crisis Ahead attest. Edward Segal's vivid and memorable accounts underscore the benefits of practicing and updating crisis plans at least once a year. The book also provides a template for creating a customizable crisis management plan. Crisis Ahead is for CEOs, senior staff, corporate communication professionals, HR and legal teams, boards of directors, and front-line employees who need to know what to do in the moment: what levers to pull and what moves to make in real time when faced with a crisis, scandal, or disaster. This book is written with the need for speed in mind. It's concise and practical with a light touch and occasional humor to help people on the front lines prepare for, survive, and bounce back from a crisis. It includes dozens of anecdotes, stories, and lessons about how companies, organizations, and individuals - ranging from Amazon, Apple, and the European Union, to Disney, Starbucks, and entrepreneur Elon Musk - have prepared for, created, managed, and communicated about crisis situations.