CENTRALIZED, PARRALLEL, AND DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION PROCESSING DURING COLLECTIVE SENSEMAKING

PETER KRAFFT, KAITLYN ZHOU, ISABELLE EDWARDS, KATE STARBIRD
2017 Main Issues Of Pedagogy And Psychology  
Widespread rumoring can hinder attempts to make sense of what is going on during disaster scenarios. Understanding how and why rumors spread in thesecontexts could assist in the design of systems that facilitate timely and accurate sensemaking. We address a basic question in this line: To what extent does rumor evolution occur (1) through reliance on a centralized information source, (2) in parallel information silos, or (3) through a web of complex informational interactions? We develop a
more » ... ? We develop a conceptual model and associated analysis algorithms that allow us to distinguish between these possibilities.
doi:10.24234/miopap.v13i1.250 fatcat:dhsyiwvwt5f3joyxlcya3h7zg4