ICT supported crisis communication and dialog
2013 (English)In: The possibilities of ethical ICT, Kolding: University of Southern Denmark , 2013, 37-41 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study explores how people use social media under serious social conditions, and how social media affects people’s behavior after a disaster based on the case of the March 2011 disaster in Japan. In this critical situation, where existing traditional media like phones, television, radio and newspapers did not work well, the Japanese exchanged and received information through social media. In fact some victims were rescued based on information via social media. Corresponding to people’s need, social media provided various services to support people immediately after the disaster. Therefore it seems that social media plays an important role in fostering a social network leading to horizontal communication, critical thinking, dialog; supporting social capital. This study reconsiders characteristics of social capital and its role in improving people’s lives and supporting democratic communication as well as the difficulties in people bonding together through social media.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kolding: University of Southern Denmark , 2013. 37-41 p.
communication, crisis, democracy, dialog, information communication technology (ICT), self-critical thinking, social media
Human Computer Interaction Ethics Philosophy Human Aspects of ICT Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-207614ISBN: 978-87-92646-72-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-207614DiVA: diva2:648929