Emergency preparedness

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Emergency preparedness

  1. 1. Earthquake, Tsunami, & Nuclear Crisis in Japan<br />Purdue University<br />Tech 621<br />Amanda Stirratt<br />
  2. 2. Outline <br />History<br />Research Topic<br />Topic Trend<br />Tag Cloud<br />Sentiment Analysis<br />Impact<br />Limitations<br />Photos: Bloombarlounge.net & City Pictures<br />
  3. 3. Bit of History<br />Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami<br />Friday, March 11th, 2011<br />9.0 magnitude earthquake<br />Over 18,000 deaths <br />Relevance<br />Affecting global economy<br />Millions directly affected<br />Emergency preparedness <br /> advocacy<br />Content: Guardian.co.uk<br />
  4. 4. Research Topic<br />How did coverage of the Japanese crisis on Twitter effect emergency preparedness advocacy in other parts of the world?<br />
  5. 5. Topic Trend - Overview<br />Earthquake 3/11 <br /><ul><li>March 1st –April 1st. 2011
  6. 6. 1.4 million tweets over 1 month using the following keywords</li></ul>2nd Earthquake 3/28/11<br />
  7. 7. Topic Trend - Preparedness<br />March 11th<br />Earthquake<br /><ul><li>March 1st –April 1st. 2011
  8. 8. Increase awareness of need for </li></ul> emergency preparedness<br />
  9. 9. Tag Cloud<br />
  10. 10. Sentiment Analysis<br />Results<br />Almost 75% of tweets positively reflected both Japan’s preparedness or advocacy for preparedness<br />3,815 tweets<br /> gathered specific <br /> to preparedness<br />
  11. 11. Impact on Emergency Prep<br />14,658,154 followers viewed these tweets<br />Call to action<br />People questioned preparedness efforts at individual and community level<br />New information being generated<br />Elderly preparedness<br />Pet and animal preparedness<br />Preparedness for chronically individuals<br />Re-tweeting of national preparedness info<br />Issues with cutting for emergency preparedness funds in USA (Huffington Post)<br />
  12. 12. Limitations<br />Focused only on Tweets from March 1st-April 1st<br />Sentiment analysis bias<br />Negative words flawed results<br />Personally reviewed=more bias<br />Only emergency preparedness of Japan crisis<br />Language limitations<br />
  13. 13. Conclusion & Questions<br />Japan’s crisis had a positive effect on global emergency preparedness.<br />National<br />Community<br />Individual level<br />Questions?!?!<br />

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