Social Media in Crisis Management: An Evaluation and Analysis of Crisis Informatics Research

AutorReuter, Christian; Hughes, Amanda Lee; Kaufhold, Marc-André
ArtJournal Article
AbstraktSince the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the use of social media in emergency and crisis events has greatly increased and many studies have concentrated on the use of ICT and social media be-fore, during or after these events. The field of research that these studies fall under is called cri-sis informatics. In this paper, we evaluate and analyze crisis informatics research by looking at case studies of social media use in emergencies, outlining the types of research found in crisis informatics, and expounding upon the forms of interaction that have been researched. Finally, we summarize the achievements from an HCI perspective and outline trends and challenges for future research.
InInternational Journal on Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI), p.280-294
PublisherTaylor & Francis