An empirical study of information diffusion in micro-blogging systems during emergency events

Kainan Cui, Xiaolong Zheng, Dajun Zeng, Zhu Zhang, Chuan Luo, Saike He

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Abstract

Understanding the rapid information diffusion process in social media is critical for crisis management. Most of existing studies mainly focus on information diffusion patterns under the word-of-mouth spread mechanism. However, to date, the mass-media spread mechanism in social media is still not well studied. In this paper, we take the emergency event of Wenzhou train crash as a case and conduct an empirical analysis, utilizing geospatial correlation analysis and social network analysis, to explore the mass-meida spread mechanism in social media. By using the approach of agent-based modeling, we further make a quantativiely comparison with the information diffusion patterns under the word-of-mouth spread mechanism. Our exprimental results show that the mass-meida spread mechanism plays a more important role than that of the word-of-mouth in the information diffusion process during emergency events. The results of this paper can provide significant potential implications for crisis management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages140-151
Number of pages12
Volume7901 LNCS
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2013 - Beidaihe, China
Duration: Jun 14 2013Jun 16 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7901 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other14th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2013
CountryChina
CityBeidaihe
Period6/14/136/16/13

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Information Diffusion
Emergency
Empirical Study
Social Media
Diffusion Process
Electric network analysis
Social Network Analysis
Agent-based Modeling
Correlation Analysis
Empirical Analysis
Crash

Keywords

  • emergency response
  • Information diffusion
  • micro-blogging systems
  • opinion dynamic
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Cui, K., Zheng, X., Zeng, D., Zhang, Z., Luo, C., & He, S. (2013). An empirical study of information diffusion in micro-blogging systems during emergency events. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 7901 LNCS, pp. 140-151). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7901 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39527-7_16

An empirical study of information diffusion in micro-blogging systems during emergency events. / Cui, Kainan; Zheng, Xiaolong; Zeng, Dajun; Zhang, Zhu; Luo, Chuan; He, Saike.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7901 LNCS 2013. p. 140-151 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7901 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cui, K, Zheng, X, Zeng, D, Zhang, Z, Luo, C & He, S 2013, An empirical study of information diffusion in micro-blogging systems during emergency events. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 7901 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7901 LNCS, pp. 140-151, 14th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2013, Beidaihe, China, 6/14/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39527-7_16
Cui K, Zheng X, Zeng D, Zhang Z, Luo C, He S. An empirical study of information diffusion in micro-blogging systems during emergency events. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7901 LNCS. 2013. p. 140-151. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39527-7_16
Cui, Kainan ; Zheng, Xiaolong ; Zeng, Dajun ; Zhang, Zhu ; Luo, Chuan ; He, Saike. / An empirical study of information diffusion in micro-blogging systems during emergency events. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7901 LNCS 2013. pp. 140-151 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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