Analysis of Tweets Hashtagged '# Rescue' in the 2017 North Kyushu Heavy Rain Disaster in Japan

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Abstract

This paper reports on content analysis of tweet data tagged with '# Rescue' in the 2017 North Kyushu Heavy Rain disaster. The results are as follows. 1) There were no more than 7.6 % tweets which were described place name, number of people and their situation etc. of 1,058 tweets tagged with '# Rescue'. 2) Almost of the tagged tweets consisted of news articles and messages about introduction how to the '# Rescue' and encouragement to survivors sent from news media companies and Twitter users out of heavy rainy areas. In conclusion, the literacy of writing tweet text by affected people is improving in disaster occurring situation. On the other hand, Twitter users outside of affected areas should decline sending tweets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 5
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 42018 Dec 7

Publication series

Name2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period18/12/418/12/7

Keywords

  • Twitter
  • disaster information
  • disaster response
  • heavy rain disaster
  • social network service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety Research

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    Sato, S. (2019). Analysis of Tweets Hashtagged '# Rescue' in the 2017 North Kyushu Heavy Rain Disaster in Japan. In 2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018 [8636370] (2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICT-DM.2018.8636370