GeoSocial: exploring the usefulness of social media mining in the applied natural geohazard sciences

Emma Bee, Rosa Filgueira Vicente, Jacobe Poole

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Abstract

Obtaining real-time information about a geohazard event as it unfolds, such as a flood or earthquake, used to be largely limited to the professional media. Nowadays, obtaining news stories from social media (eg Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr etc.), directly as they unfold, is becoming the 'norm'for many in society. The Haitian Earthquake in January 2010 and the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, provided some of the first natural hazard examples, to really demonstrate the power of social media over traditional news sources for obtaining, live information from which people and authorities could gain situational awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages18-19
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2018
EventJanet Watson Meeting 2018: A Data Explosion: The Impact of Big Data in Geoscience - Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Feb 20181 Mar 2018
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/jwatson18

Conference

ConferenceJanet Watson Meeting 2018: A Data Explosion: The Impact of Big Data in Geoscience
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period27/02/181/03/18
Internet address

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