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RUOK? Blogging communication technologies during crises
Abstract This article compares communication technoThis article compares communication technologies within and across crises, using evidence from contemporary postings in 68,022 blogs and news feeds and using a semi-automatic method to detect words that increase in usage during a crisis. Three case studies from 2005 are used: the July 7 London attacks, the New Orleans hurricane, and the {Pakistan-Kashmir} earthquake. The results highlight the information provision importance for bloggers of Web 2.0 resources such as Wikinews, the Wikipedia, and the Flickr picture sharing site, although these still play a minor role in comparison to the mass media. Some personal communication methods were also mentioned significantly, including {SMS} and cellphones, but the newest technologies of those mentioned were all Web 2.0. The importance of electronic communication for bloggers was found to depend on the nature of the crisis: For example, despite the heavy {Pakistan-Kashmir} earthquake death toll, there was relatively little interest in related communication issues from English language bloggers and news sources.nglish language bloggers and news sources.
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Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Comments "The results highlight the information provision importance for bloggers of Web 2.0 resources such as Wikinews, the Wikipedia, and the Flickr picture sharing site, although these still play a minor role in comparison to the mass media." p.523
Conclusion The results highlight the information provThe results highlight the information provision importance for bloggers of Web 2.0 resources such as Wikinews, the Wikipedia, and the Flickr picture sharing site, although these still play a minor role in comparison to the mass media. Some personal communication methods were also mentioned significantly, including SMS and cellphones, but the newest technologies of those mentioned were all Web 2.0. The importance of electronic communication for bloggers was found to depend on the nature of the crisis: For example, despite the heavy Pakistan-Kashmir earthquake death toll, there was relatively little interest in related communication issues from English language bloggers and news sources.nglish language bloggers and news sources.
Data source Websites  +
Doi 10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00336.x +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22RUOK%3F%2BBlogging%2Bcommunication%2Btechnologies%2Bduring%2Bcrises%22  +
Has author Mike Thelwall + , David Stuart +
Has domain Communications +
Has topic News source +
Pages 523-548  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions This article compares communication technoThis article compares communication technologies within and across crises, using evidence from contemporary postings in 68,022 blogs and news feeds and using a semi-automatic method to detect words that increase in usage during a crisis. In this article we use a combination of blogs and news sources to investigate communication during crises. The first general research question is: RQ1: Which communication technologies are important during a crisis and do these differ across crises? We are particularly interested in the emergence of technologies during a crisis, and hence the second research question is: RQ2: Are there new communications technologies that emerge as important for the public in crisis communication, and if so, what type of communication need do they fulfill? Finally, because we are interested in analyzing blogs rather than any other source of information, we ask the methodological question: RQ3: Do crises precipitate discussions or mentions of new technologies in blogspace?mentions of new technologies in blogspace?
Revid 10,918  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title RUOK? Blogging communication technologies during crises
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00336.x/full  +
Volume 12  +
Wikipedia coverage Other  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2007  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:30:05  +
Categories News source  + , Communications  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:32  +
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