Social Media in Disaster Response

Social Media in Disaster Response
Author: Liza Potts
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1134063075
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media in Disaster Response Book Excerpt:

Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory cultures. Both groups, however, currently lack research toolkits for tracing participant networks across systems; there is little understanding of how to design not just for individual social web sites, but how to design across multiple systems. Given the volatile political and ecological climate we are currently living in, the practicality of understanding how people communicate during disasters is important both for those researching solutions and for those putting that research into practice. Social Media in Disaster Response addresses this situation by presenting the results of a large-scale sociotechnical usability study on crisis communication in the vernacular related to recent natural and human-made crisis; this is an analysis of the way social web applications are transformed, by participants, into a critical information infrastructure in moments of crisis. This book provides researchers with methods, tools, and examples for researching and analyzing these communication systems while providing practitioners with design methods and information about these participatory communities to assist them in influencing the design and structure of these communication systems.

Emergency and Disaster Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Emergency and Disaster Management  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1723
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN: 152256196X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency and Disaster Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies.

Media and Disaster Risk Reduction

Media and Disaster Risk Reduction
Author: Rajib Shaw,Suvendrini Kakuchi,Miki Yamaji
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 9811602859
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes recent advances, trends, challenges and potentials of the role of media in disaster risk reduction. Collaboration, co-design and co-delivery with other stakeholders in science technology, private sectors, and civil society are found to be effective in reaching people and communities. The media is considered to be of utmost importance in all phases of disasters, before, during and after, with different types of media having different proactive roles to play in disaster risk reduction. Before disasters, they play essential roles not only in bringing early warning to people but also in enhancing their perception of the need to take action. At during- and post-disaster response recovery phases, community radio and social media are the key. These necessitate a resilient media infrastructure as the core of uninterrupted coverage. Media literacy has become an important issue for several stakeholders, including governments. In addition, more focus is placed on media governance to look at the priorities of disaster risk reduction initiatives within the media. All of these are considered to lead to trust in the media, which further improves people’s disaster response actions based on information from the media, before and during disasters. Covering different aspects of media, this book is a valuable source for students, researchers, academics, policy-makers and development practitioners.

Disaster Response and Recovery

Disaster Response and Recovery
Author: David A. McEntire
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN: 1119810051
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Response and Recovery Book Excerpt:

DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY The new edition of the standard textbook in the field, updated with new studies and practical guidelines for reacting to the complexities of today’s disasters Disaster Response and Recovery: Strategies and Tactics for Resilience provides a thorough overview of the challenges and functions of the emergency management profession, covering the various types of disasters, theoretical frameworks, the different individuals and agencies involved, technological tools, practical response measures, and more. Written by a recognized leader in the field, this comprehensive textbook offers clear guidance on developing disaster resilience through preparedness, planning, improvisation, leadership, and ??professionalism. Revised and updated throughout, the third edition addresses key response and recovery operations of the COVID-19 pandemic, including human attitudes, political issues, communication challenges, medical surges, and volunteer management. New examples and case studies also highlight lessons learned from Hurricane Irma, the California wildfires, brush fires in Australia, the Midwest derecho windstorm, the Beirut explosion, the Las Vegas shooting, riots and civil unrest in the United States, and other recent disasters. In addition, the book: Describes tools and techniques required to protect lives, reduce property damage, and minimize disruption Features new coverage of climate change, social media, drones and artificial intelligence, racial and social justice, recent legislation and regulations, and emergency management policies and procedures Discusses theoretical approaches to the management of disasters, strategies to revitalize affected communities, and mitigation methods to reduce future vulnerability Contains learning objectives, key term definitions, case studies, real-world examples, summary and review questions, and evaluation tools Includes access to a companion website with an instructor’s manual, a sample syllabus, chapter tests, PowerPoint slides, exam questions, and additional teaching resources Integrating the theory and practice of emergency management, public administration, policy, and sociology, Disaster Response and Recovery: Strategies and Tactics for Resilience, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for advanced students in emergency management programs as??well as emergency planners, emergency management coordinators, risk managers, and other practitioners in the field.

WebGIS for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

WebGIS for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Author: Rifaat Abdalla,Marwa Esmail
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 3030038289
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WebGIS for Disaster Management and Emergency Response Book Excerpt:

This book aims to help students, researchers and policy makers understand the latest research and development trends in the application of WebGIS for Disaster Management and Emergency Response. It is designed as a useful tool to better assess the mechanisms for planning, response and mitigation of the impact of disaster scenarios at the local, regional or national levels. It contains details on how to use WebGIS to solve real-world problems associated with Disaster Management Scenarios for the long-term sustainability. The book broadens the reader understanding of the policy and decision-making issues related to Disaster Management response and planning.

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society
Author: Sahlin, John P.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN: 1466685573
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society Book Excerpt:

The availability of various technological platforms enables individuals to feel a deeper sense of connectivity and contribution to their social circles and the world around them. This growing dependence on social networking platforms has altered the ways in which society functions and communicates. Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society is a definitive reference source for timely scholarly research evaluating the impact of social networking platforms on a variety of relationships, including those between individuals, governments, citizens, businesses, and consumers. Featuring expansive coverage on a range of topics relating to social media applications and uses across industries, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals, educators, students, and academicians seeking current research on the role and impact of new media on modern society. This publication features authoritative, research-based chapters across a range of relevant topics including, but not limited to, computer-mediated communication, nonprofit projects, disaster response management, education, cyberbullying, microblogging, digital paranoia, user interaction augmentation, and viral messaging.

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2013-02-04
ISBN: 0309290333
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media Book Excerpt:

Following an earlier NRC workshop on public response to alerts and warnings delivered to mobile devices, a related workshop was held on February 28 and 29, 2012 to look at the role of social media in disaster response. This was one of the first workshops convened to look systematically at the use of social media for alerts and warnings-an event that brought together social science researchers, technologists, emergency management professionals, and other experts on how the public and emergency managers use social media in disasters.In addition to exploring how officials monitor social media, as well as the resulting privacy considerations, the workshop focused on such topics as: what is known about how the public responds to alerts and warnings; the implications of what is known about such public responses for the use of social media to provide alerts and warnings to the public; and approaches to enhancing the situational awareness of emergency managers. Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps summarizes presentations made by invited speakers, other remarks by workshop participants, and discussions during parallel breakout sessions. It also points to potential topics for future research, as well as possible areas for future research investment, and it describes some of the challenges facing disaster managers who are seeking to incorporate social media into regular practice.

Social Media

Social Media
Author: Pavica Sheldon
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN: 0739192655
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media Book Excerpt:

Social Media: Principles and Applications examines social media in interpersonal, mass-mediated, educational, organizational, and political settings. Social media technologies take on many different forms, including social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, blogs, wikis, online video and photo-sharing sites (e.g., Pinterest), rating and social bookmarking sites, and video/text chatting sites (e.g., Skype). Beginning with the principles of social media, Sheldon disassembles applications of social media in a variety of settings to understand who is using social media, how they develop meaningful relationships, and how they use social media during major events. Sheldon also delves into the political, educational, commercial, and privacy issues of social media use, making this an excellent resource for communication, psychology, and social media scholars.

Urban Analytics with Social Media Data

Urban Analytics with Social Media Data
Author: Tan Yigitcanlar,Nayomi Kankanamge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2022-07-27
ISBN: 100059968X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Analytics with Social Media Data Book Excerpt:

The use of data science and urban analytics has become a defining feature of smart cities. This timely book is a clear guide to the use of social media data for urban analytics. The book presents the foundations of urban analytics with social media data, along with real-world applications and insights on the platforms we use today. It looks at social media analytics platforms, cyberphysical data analytics platforms, crowd detection platforms, City-as-a-Platform, and city-as-a-sensor for platform urbanism. The book provides examples to illustrate how we apply and analyse social media data to determine disaster severity, assist authorities with pandemic policy, and capture public perception of smart cities. This will be a useful reference for those involved with and researching social, data, and urban analytics and informatics.

Disaster Management

Disaster Management
Author: Rajesh Arora,Preeti Arora
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2013-09-04
ISBN: 1845939298
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Management Book Excerpt:

Disaster management is an increasingly important subject, as effective management of both natural and manmade disasters is essential to save lives and minimize casualties. This book discusses the best practice for vital elements of disaster medicine in both developed and developing countries, including planning and preparedness of hospitals, emergency medical services, communication and IT tools for medical disaster response and psychosocial issues. It also covers the use of state-of the-art training tools, with a full section on post-disaster relief, rehabilitation and recovery.

Introduction to International Disaster Management

Introduction to International Disaster Management
Author: Damon P. Coppola
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2020-09-16
ISBN: 012817059X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to International Disaster Management Book Excerpt:

Introduction to International Disaster Management, Fourth Edition, offers an unbiased, global perspective for students and practitioners alike. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession, covering the varied sources of risk and vulnerability, the systems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many different stakeholders involved, from individuals to global organizations. This text also serves as a reference on scores of disaster management topics, including various technological and intentional hazards, on international disaster management structures and systems, on global humanitarian spending and support, and much more. Taking a real-world approach with considerable illustration through case studies and recent and historical disaster events, this book prepares students interested in joining the disaster management community to understand the work they will be doing. In addition, it assists those who already work with the disaster management community by helping them better navigate this complex environment. Includes sections on the Ebola epidemic, the Nepal Earthquake, the 2015/2016 Western U.S. Wildfires, the Indonesia Palm Oil Fires, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Mexico City Earthquake, emerging hazards like trash avalanches, and more Provides a valuable introduction on the groundbreaking Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) signed in March of 2015, along with an explanation of the relationship of this effort to Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement Explores the importance of global disaster risk reduction Covers key terms and chapter summaries, as well as instructor resources, support learning and instruction

Disability and Social Media

Disability and Social Media
Author: Katie Ellis,Mike Kent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1317150279
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability and Social Media Book Excerpt:

Social media is popularly seen as an important media for people with disability in terms of communication, exchange and activism. These sites potentially increase both employment and leisure opportunities for one of the most traditionally isolated groups in society. However, the offline inaccessible environment has, to a certain degree, been replicated online and particularly in social networking sites. Social media is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives yet the impact on people with disabilities has gone largely unscrutinised. Similarly, while social media and disability are often both observed through a focus on the Western, developed and English-speaking world, different global perspectives are often overlooked. This collection explores the opportunities and challenges social media represents for the social inclusion of people with disabilities from a variety of different global perspectives that include Africa, Arabia and Asia along with European, American and Australasian perspectives and experiences.

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management

Emergency Medicine  Trauma and Disaster Management
Author: Emmanouil Pikoulis,Jay Doucet
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-06-12
ISBN: 303034116X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management Book Excerpt:

The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties. In such cases, health professionals face multiple challenges because the type of medical care required differs from what is taught and provided in their everyday hospital duties. The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones. It offers a holistic and horizontal approach covering all stages of the disaster management cycle. The book is divided into 5 sections: section 1: prehospital emergency services; section ii: hospital response; section iii: management of incidents; section iv: after the disaster; and section v: evaluation, ethical issues, education and research. Healthcare providers will find essential information on the special medical considerations in both prehospital and hospital disaster settings, medical management of disaster response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The book offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, and was written by prominent researchers and experienced practitioners.

ECSM2015 Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media 2015

ECSM2015 Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media 2015
Author: Dr Paula Peres,Dr Anabela Mesquita
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2015-07-06
ISBN: 1910810312
Category: Social media
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECSM2015 Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media 2015 Book Excerpt:

Complete proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media Porto Portugal Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited

Introduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management
Author: George Haddow,Jane Bullock,Damon P. Coppola
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN: 0128030658
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Emergency Management Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Emergency Management sets the standard for excellence in the field and has educated a generation of emergency managers. Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola return for the sixth edition with an emphasis on climate change as a major hazard. Fully updated throughout for new regulations and workflows, with new case studies covering the latest in best practices, this classic textbook prepares students for the challenges of a career in emergency management. Expanded information on disaster recovery coordination structures Emphasis on climate change as a key hazard faced by disaster managers Coverage of social media as critical tool in emergency management Fully updated throughout for the latest regulations and workflows New examples and case studies throughout Updated ancillaries to keep course instruction fresh

Emergency Mgmt 2 0

Emergency Mgmt 2 0
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Mgmt 2 0 Book Excerpt:

Social Media for Government

Social Media for Government
Author: Staci M. Zavattaro,Thomas A. Bryer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1317286391
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media for Government Book Excerpt:

Social media is playing a growing role within public administration, and with it, there is an increasing need to understand the connection between social media research and what actually takes place in government agencies. Most of the existing books on the topic are scholarly in nature, often leaving out the vital theory-practice connection. This book joins theory with practice within the public sector, and explains how the effectiveness of social media can be maximized. The chapters are written by leading practitioners and span topics like how to manage employee use of social media sites, how emergency managers reach the public during a crisis situation, applying public record management methods to social media efforts, how to create a social media brand, how social media can help meet government objectives such as transparency while juggling privacy laws, and much more. For each topic, a collection of practitioner insights regarding the best practices and tools they have discovered are included. Social Media for Government responds to calls within the overall public administration discipline to enhance the theory-practice connection, giving practitioners space to tell academics what is happening in the field in order to encourage further meaningful research into social media use within government.

Social Media and Crisis Communication

Social Media and Crisis Communication
Author: Lucinda L. Austin,Yan Jin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 1317607961
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media and Crisis Communication Book Excerpt:

Social Media and Crisis Communication provides a unique and timely contribution to the field of crisis communication by addressing how social media are influencing the practice of crisis communication. The book, with a collection of chapters contributed by leading communication researchers, covers the current and emerging interplay of social media and crisis communication, recent theories and frameworks, overviews of dominant research streams, applications in specific crisis areas, and future directions. Both the theoretical and the practical are discussed, providing a volume that appeals to both academic-minded readers as well as professionals at the managerial, decision-making level. The audience includes public relations and corporate communication scholars, graduate students studying social media and crisis communication, researchers, crisis managers working in communication departments, and business leaders who make strategic business communication planning. No other volume has provided the overarching synthesis of information regarding the field of crisis communication and social media that this book contains. Incorporated in this volume is the recent Social-mediated Crisis Communication Model developed by the editors and their co-authors, which serves as a framework for crisis and issues management in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

Technology and Emergency Management

Technology and Emergency Management
Author: John C. Pine
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN: 1119235529
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Emergency Management Book Excerpt:

The first book devoted to a critically important aspect of disaster planning, management, and mitigation Technology and Emergency Management, Second Edition describes best practices for technology use in emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation. It also describes the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process. The tools, resources, and strategies discussed have been applied by organizations worldwide tasked with planning for and managing every variety of natural and man-made hazard and disaster. Illustrative case studies based on their experiences appear throughout the book. This new addition of the critically acclaimed guide has been fully updated and expanded to reflect significant developments occurring in the field over the past decade. It features in-depth coverage of major advances in GIS technologies, including the development of mapping tools and high-resolution remote sensing imaging. Also covered is the increase in computer processing power and mobility and enhanced analytical capabilities for assessing the present conditions of natural systems and extrapolating from them to create accurate models of potential crisis conditions. This second edition also features a new section on cybersecurity and a new chapter on social media and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery has been added. Explores the role of technology in emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts Explores applications of the Internet, telecommunications, and networks to emergency management, as well as geospatial technologies and their applications Reviews the elements of hazard models and the relative strengths and weaknesses of modeling programs Describes techniques for developing hazard prediction models using direct and remote sensing data Includes test questions for each chapter, and a solutions manual and PowerPoint slides are available on a companion website Technology and Emergency Management, Second Edition is a valuable working resource for practicing emergency managers and an excellent supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate students in emergency management and disaster management programs, urban and regional planning, and related fields.

Disaster Management and Human Health Risk III

Disaster Management and Human Health Risk III
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN: 1845647386
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Management and Human Health Risk III Book Excerpt:

An increasing number of large-scale natural disasters have affected millions of people in recent years. Major earthquakes, floods, And hurricanes, have caused great destruction of property and loss of life, while forest fires, pipeline failures, and bombings have created equally devastating affects on a smaller scale. The increased threats are the topic of the Third International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk, convened so that experts on public health, security, and disaster management could share information. This book contains the papers presented at the conference. Topics covered include Disaster analysis; Disaster monitoring and mitigation; Emergency preparedness; Risk mitigation; Risk and security; Safety and resilience; Socio-economic issues; Biological threats; Learning from disasters.