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Twitter in a community emergency

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Here’s an interesting article from a 2010 issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, on the use of Twitter in a community emergency. A professor and students at the University of Colorado in Boulder examined Twitter messages from the flood period in the Red River Valley in 2009, looking at the behavior of users and how warnings were distributed. It’s a fascinating look at how social media can serve the needs of a community in a particular situation.

Twitter-based Information Distribution during the 2009