Why I Retweet? Exploring User’s Perspective on Decision-Making of Information Spreading during Disasters

dc.contributor.author Abdullah, Nor Athiyah
dc.contributor.author Nishioka, Dai
dc.contributor.author Tanaka, Yuko
dc.contributor.author Murayama, Yuko
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-29T00:15:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-29T00:15:21Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-04
dc.description.abstract The extensive use of social media during disasters raises an important issue concerning use of social media to spread information, including misinformation. This study explores the underlying behavioral context of disaster information sharing by Twitter users. We conducted a web survey with 999 respondents in Japan to determine what makes people retweet disaster information in disaster situations. As a result of factor analysis, four factors were identified from 36 questions, namely: 1) Willingness to provide relevant and updated information because the information is believable, 2) Want people to know the information they perceive as important, 3) "Retweeter" subjective feelings and interests, and 4) Want to get feedback and alert other people. The results suggest that two of the factors influenced different groups of people in the community differently; however, everybody can play their role to reduce the negative impact of social media used for future disaster. Based on the findings, we discuss practical and design implications of social media use during disasters.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.053
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41202
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject decision-making
dc.subject disaster
dc.subject information spreading
dc.subject retweet
dc.subject Twitter
dc.title Why I Retweet? Exploring User’s Perspective on Decision-Making of Information Spreading during Disasters
dc.type Conference Paper
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