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Performance of social network sensors during Hurricane Sandy

Kryvasheyeu, Yury; Chen, Haohui; Moro, Esteban; Van Hentenryck, Pascal; Cebrian, Manuel

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Information flow during catastrophic events is a critical aspect of disaster management. Modern communication platforms, in particular online social networks, provide an opportunity to study such flow and derive early-warning sensors, thus improving emergency preparedness and response. Performance of the social networks sensor method, based on topological and behavioral properties derived from the "friendship paradox", is studied here for over 50 million Twitter messages posted before, during,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02-18
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12975
Source: PLoS One
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117288

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