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Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake
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Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake

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Paper presented by Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess at the 2011 Association of Internet Researchers conference, Seattle, 11-13 Oct. 2011.

Paper presented by Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess at the 2011 Association of Internet Researchers conference, Seattle, 11-13 Oct. 2011.

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  • 1. Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake<br />Assoc. Prof. Axel Bruns, Dr. Jean BurgessARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and InnovationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbane, Australia<br />a.bruns@qut.edu.au / je.burgess@qut.edu.au<br />http://mappingonlinepublics.net/<br />
  • 2. (NZ Herald)<br />
  • 3. (NZ Herald)<br />
  • 4. (NZ Herald)<br />
  • 5. Twitter and the Christchurch Earthquake: #eqnz<br /> 22/2 23 24 25 26 27 28 1/3 2 3 4 5 6 7<br />
  • 6. #eqnz: @replies Received (Including Manual Retweets)<br />mainstream news<br />authorities<br />utilities<br />
  • 7. Twitter and the Christchurch Earthquake: Tweet Types<br />
  • 8. Twitter and the Christchurch Earthquake: Tweet Types<br />
  • 9. #eqnzManual Retweets and @replies<br />Changing @reply patterns with the move from rescue to recovery:<br />
  • 10. #eqnz: Themes<br />
  • 11. #eqnz: Themes<br />
  • 12. Twitter and the Christchurch Earthquake<br />Towards better strategies for social media in disasters:<br />February 2011 earthquake building on lessons learnt in September 2010<br />#eqnz and key Twitter accounts already established<br />Several key accounts sharing the load and dividing responsibilities<br />More experienced use of Twitter by residents and authorities<br />Clear shift in attention after the immediate rescue phase:<br />Marked differences in list of most @replied/retweeted accounts<br />Some tracking of current problems / issues / fears may be possible<br />Decline in overall tweet volume / diversification of #hashtags?<br />
  • 13. Background: Researching Twitter<br />#hashtag studies:<br />Selected #hashtags captured from the Twitter API using yourTwapperkeeper<br />Data processing using custom-made tools – keyword and network analysis<br />Statistic and network visualisations – including dynamic visualisations<br />Broader research:<br />#hashtags are limited – much additional activity outside #hashtags<br />How do #hashtags emerge, how do users encounter and choose them?<br />How much does Twitter use during crises differ from everyday usage?<br />Mapping Online Publics:<br />ARC Discovery project, 2010-12: Assoc. Prof. Axel Bruns and Dr. Jean Burgess<br />Methodology and outcomes: http://mappingonlinepublics.net/<br />Further projects on social media and crisis communication under development<br />
  • 14. Twitter and the Japanese Tsunami: Beyond the #Hashtag<br />
  • 15. Hashtags: A Comparison<br />
  • 16. http://mappingonlinepublics.net/<br />@snurb_dot_info<br />@jeanburgess<br />@_StephenH<br />@DrTNitins<br />@timhighfield<br />

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