Use of Micro Blogging Services in Mass Emergency Situations in Different Countries

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IBIMA publishing
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Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of Internet Social Networking and Virtual Communities, 2013, 2012 (ID 748268), pp. 1 - 10
Issue Date:
2013-01
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This paper presents how people use the Micro blogging (MB) services in emergency situations, and proposing a methodology for investigating if and how cultural differences affect communications broadcasted by people who were on the ground during emergency events. This paper addresses issues of the attributes in micro-blog posts generated during different emergency situations, and the recent political incidents in Syria, Libya, and Egypt are examined, analyzed, and studied in depth detail. The current investigation, approach and methodology were described. The method will help to build for the future awareness detection in social networks. MB services through Social Networking (SN) sites by people in different countries are a common communication channel.
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