Papers/Notes: Crisis Informatics
Tuesday, April 13
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
MOSES: Exploring New Ground in Media and Post-Conflict Reconciliation
Thomas N. Smyth, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
John Etherton, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Michael L. Best, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Explores potential of rich multimedia for peacebuilding and reconciliation in countries after civil war. Describes MOSES video-sharing system deployed in Liberia. Reports qualitative study demonstrating positive reconciliation impact of system.
Blogging in a Region of Violent Conflict: Supporting Transition to Recovery
Ban Al-Ani, University of California, Irvine, USA
Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine, USA
Bryan Semaan, University of California, Irvine, USA
This paper illustrates how blogs are important social tools that can support people in war zones by providing a safe virtual environment for community, identity, expression, and emotional support.
Microblogging During Two Natural Hazards Events: What Twitter May Contribute to Situational Awareness
Sarah Vieweg, University of Colorado, USA
Amanda L. Hughes, University of Colorado, USA
Kate Starbird, University of Colorado, USA
Leysia Palen, University of Colorado, USA
Describes an analysis of Twitter communications during two concurrent natural hazards events in North America. Presents a theoretical framework to support extraction of situational awareness data during mass emergencies.
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