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Social Networks in Emergency Response

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Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Synonyms

Collective response; Communication Network; Data mining; Disaster; Emergency; Event detection; Spatiotemporal analysis; Social networks

Glossary

Emergency:

An unexpected and often dangerous situation, typically affecting multiple individuals and requiring immediate action

Social and Communication Networks:

Networks of people interacting with each other through web-based (e.g., Twitter) and mobile-based (e.g., mobile phone) technologies

Social Media:

Web-based tools that enable people to communicate and interact with each other in various media forms including text and multimedia. Examples of these tools include emails, instant messengers (IM), blogs, microblogs (e.g., Twitter), vlogs (e.g., YouTube), podcasts, forum, wikis, social news (e.g., Digg), social bookmarking (e.g., Delicious), and social networks (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn)

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Modern datasets derived from telecommunication technologies such as online social media and mobile phone systems offer a...

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Wang, D., Lin, YR., Bagrow, J.P. (2014). Social Networks in Emergency Response. In: Alhajj, R., Rokne, J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_293

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