Influence of content and creator characteristics on sharing disaster-related information on social media

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Original languageEnglish
Article number103489
Journal / PublicationInformation & Management
Issue number5
Online published20 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


Identifying the key factors of the disaster-related information propagation process can provide decision support for disaster management. This study characterizes the effects of content types, location, and social capital of social media users on the virality of disaster-related information. We found through the Weibo dataset of the Yiliang earthquake that the virality of different types of information can vary on the basis of the social capital of users who post the information. This study fills the current research gaps by examining the individual and joint effects of the content and creator characteristics on the virality of disaster-related information.

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  • Emergency management, Information sharing, Content analysis, Social capital, CRISIS, NEWS, COMMUNICATION, EMOTIONS, ONLINE, EMERGENCIES, CONTAGION, DIFFUSION, BEHAVIOR, FEATURES