Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication: Shake Networks (Hardcover)

Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication: Shake Networks By Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia Cover Image

Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication: Shake Networks (Hardcover)

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This book presents a comprehensive framework for disaster communication, with a main focus on earthquake-related communication, building on a previously fragmented, single-case study approach to analysing the role of social media during natural disasters.
The authors consider both traditional communication patterns and a networked model. Following traditional command-and-control disaster management paradigms, disaster communication has historically been framed as a linear process, in which experts or authorities give instructions to a passive audience. In recent years growing attention has been devoted to bottom-up disaster communication processes, and scholars have begun to focus on activities performed by citizens through digital media. These activities include eyewitness information sharing, collective intelligence processes, and digital volunteering.
Each chapter identifies and addresses four different scenarios: top-down information sharing, citizen information gathering, institutional communication gathering, and bottom-up information sharing.
Francesca Comunello is an Associate Professor of Internet Studies in the Department of Humanities, Lumsa University, Italy. Her work is published in journals such as Games and Culture, Media Culture and Society, The Sociological Review, and Annals of Geophysics.Simone Mulargia is an Assistant Professor of Internet Studies in the Department of Communication and Social Research (CORIS), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His work is published in journals such as Games and Culture, Media Culture and Society, and The Sociological Review.
Product Details ISBN: 9781787147928
ISBN-10: 1787147924
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: August 13th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English