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Role of online communities in recent responses to disasters: Tsunami, China, Katrina, and Haiti
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
The initial response to the Indonesian Tsunami was from a handful of bloggers. This small group grew into a community which ultimately spanned the globe and played a critical role in coordinating communication and resources. A similar online community grew up in response to the Haiti Earthquake, to the Sichuan Earthquake in China in 2008, and the Yushu Earthquake in 2010 but not in response to Hurricane Katrina. The panel will explore the factors that encourage the formation of a community ofdoi:10.1002/meet.14504701207 fatcat:e7skkqiz3jcqxlo2iuuvsptsi4