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Social media and SMS in the haiti earthquake

Abstract : We describe some first results of an empirical study describing how social media and SMS were used in coordinating humanitarian relief after the Haiti Earthquake in January 2010. Current information systems for crisis management are increasingly incorporating information obtained from citizens transmitted via social media and SMS. This information proves particularly useful at the aggregate level. However it has led to some problems: information overload and processing difficulties, variable speed of information delivery, managing volunteer communities, and the high risk of receiving inaccurate or incorrect information.
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Julie Dugdale, Bartel van de Walle, Corinna Koeppinghoff. Social media and SMS in the haiti earthquake. WWW 2012 - International conference companion on World Wide Web, Apr 2012, Lyon, France. pp.713-714, ⟨10.1145/2187980.2188189⟩. ⟨hal-00952158⟩



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