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  • The Potential of Social Media Analytics for Improving Social Media Communication of Emergency Agencies

    Milad Mirbabaie Jennifer Fromm Simone Löppenberg Sophie Meinig Matthias Reuße

    Chapter from the book: Australasian Conference on Information Systems, . 2018. Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2018.

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    A growing number of people use social media to seek information or coordinate relief activities in times of crisis. Thus, social media is increasingly deployed by emergency agencies as well to reach more people in crisis situations. However, the large amount of available data on social media could also be used by emergency agencies to understand how they are perceived by the public and to improve their communication. In this study, we examined the Twitter communication about the German emergency agency “Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe” by conducting a frequency, sentiment, social network and content analysis. The results reveal that a right-wing political cluster politically instrumentalised an incident related to this agency. Furthermore, some individuals used social media to express criticism. It can be concluded that the use of social media analytics in the daily routine of emergency management professionals can be beneficial for improving their social media communication strategy.

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    Mirbabaie, M et al. 2018. The Potential of Social Media Analytics for Improving Social Media Communication of Emergency Agencies. In: Australasian Conference on Information Systems, (ed.), Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2018. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/acis2018.dh
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    Published on Jan. 1, 2018

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