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dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Department of Computer Science. Digital Library Research Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.authorKavanaugh, Andrea L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Seungwonen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Lin T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSheetz, Steven D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFox, Edward A.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKavanaugh, Andrea, Seungwon Yang, Lin Tzy Li, Steven D. Sheetz, Edwad A. Fox. "Microblogging in Crisis Situations: Mass Protests in Iran, Tunisia, and Egypt." Workshop in conjuction with the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). May 7-12, 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we briefly examine the use of Twitter in Iran, Tunisia and Egypt during the mass political demonstrations and protests in June 2009, December 2010 and January 2011 respectively. We compare this usage with methods and findings from other studies on the use of Twitter in emergency situations, such as natural and man-made disasters. We draw on my own experiences and participant-observations as an eyewitness in Iran, and on Twitter data from Tunisia and Egypt. In these three cases, Twitter filled a unique technology and communication gap at least partially. We summarize suggested directions for future research with a view of placing this work in the larger context of social media use in conditions of crisis or social convergence.en_US
dc.format.extent7 pagesen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectCrisis informaticsen_US
dc.titleMicroblogging in Crisis Situations: Mass Protests in Iran, Tunisia, Egypten_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.description.notesPresented at CHI 2011, May 7-12, Vancouver, Canadaen_US

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