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FACEBOOK FINAL! excite.

  1. 1. and the Christchurch Earthquake <br />ThomasMead<br />Alice Blair<br />Danielvan Wely<br />EngPoh<br />JessicaMurphy<br />
  2. 2. young adults use facebook a lot<br />yeah, you’re guilty<br />
  3. 3. ?<br />how did young adults<br />use facebook during <br />the recent earthquakes<br />of 2010 and 2011<br />
  4. 4. new media technologies <br /> do not just add to culture,<br /> they transform it completely<br />Neil Postman<br />
  5. 5. social media was “used heavily by the authorities, media and citizens” in the Queensland floods disaster. <br />Mark Freeman <br />University of Wollongong<br />
  6. 6. “twitter <br />affords citizen <br />journalists<br />the possibility<br />to break <br />profound <br />news stories<br />to a global <br />public”<br />Dhiraj<br />Murthy<br />“twitter actively help[s]<br />spread news of <br />important world events”<br />Wayne Xin Zhao<br /> Jing Jiang<br />
  7. 7. most disaster research focuses on twitter<br />so we focused on<br />facebook<br />
  8. 8. a qualitative approach<br />______________________________________<br />provides “a high level of measurement <br />precision and statistical power” - Schroder<br />an online survey<br />wide range of responses<br />
  9. 9. %<br /> 9<br />overall increase in facebook use<br />91<br />%<br />accessed facebook within 24 hours<br />37<br />%<br />accessed facebook almost immediately<br /> after the earthquakes<br />
  10. 10. communication<br />100%<br />38%<br />connected inside <br />New Zealand<br />contacted place <br />of education<br />59%<br />15%<br />29%<br />connected outside <br />of New Zealand<br />contacted local<br /> organizations<br />contacted their <br />workplace<br />
  11. 11. information<br />“connected me with all the information I needed”<br />“being able to get instant updates on the earthquakes and aftermath was very practical and useful”<br />63%<br />‘liked’ at least one earthquake information page <br />49%<br />used facebook take part of a volunteer movement<br />
  12. 12. good feelings<br />isolation<br />___________________________<br />“there’s a community feel on facebook”<br />“I would of felt more alienated from others”<br />“a coping mechanism”<br />
  13. 13. the result?<br />virtual community<br />In the event of similar disaster, we recommend that organizations (from work places to response teams) have an active voice on facebook.<br />go spread<br />the love<br />
  14. 14. thanks<br />for watching!<br />

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