Co-Evolution Of Social Media Crises: Investigation Of Information Cascades In Institutional Fields

Yevgeniya Li
2018 Zenodo  
The emergence and rapid development of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has significantly changed the ways people and organizations interact during crisis and how such crises occur. Viral spread of information through social networks generates large datasets that may provide unique opportunities for exploration of the crisis' nature and development within institutional fields. While various computational methods have been developed to gather and study these datasets, social
more » ... ience has not yet deployed these opportunities. Linking together methods from computational science with social research this study suggests a new approach and intends to investigate how social media crises shape, cascade and diffuse, affecting other actors in the field, reshaping relations between stakeholders, and how it can potentially reconfigure the organizational field and lead to institutional changes.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1490194 fatcat:v7jgz2l64jbyziqsguvpm2wnnq