Social Networks

Twitter for emergencies: A formidable lifesaving social media tool for communities and networks

Abstract Twitter has dramatically changed communication and social interactions during emergencies worldwide providing timely on-the-ground emergency information, posting real-time alerts and quick user response that helped communities and networks save lives. Empirical studies on the use of social media for emergencies and disaster management have shown that Twitter appears to be the most frequently used as it has unique characteristics suitable for frequent broadcasting and timely information Read more [...]