Emergent behaviour and social media in large-scale disasters

J Hinds, A Calderon, P Johnson

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Abstract

We examine different types of emergent behaviour that resulted during the recovery efforts of hurricane Katrina. Three case studies are presented, which highlight the novel ways people adapted to the unfolding events around them. From here we acknowledge that social media is being increasingly being utilised as a form of collective intelligence in crises. Suggestions and research questions are provided in terms of how social media and could supplement and influence types of emergent behaviour in future large-scale disasters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages77-80
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013 - Prague , Czech Republic
Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceIADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period24/07/1326/07/13

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    Hinds, J., Calderon, A., & Johnson, P. (2013). Emergent behaviour and social media in large-scale disasters. 77-80. Paper presented at IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, Prague , Czech Republic.