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Role of Social Networking in Disaster Management: An Empirical Analysis


C Annamalai, Koay, S.S., Lee, S.M.

SEAMEO under Ministry of Education, Penang, Malaysia


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C Annamalai,
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Received: July 12, 2014,   Accepted: August 2, 2014,   Published: August 12, 2014.


Abstract:

Disasters, be it natural or technological, are usually unpredictable and managing disasters needs to be timely. The development of social media, in particular social network such as Facebook and Twitter, since the past two decades has enabled people to interact and share information through the internet. Furthermore, it helps transforming people from content consumers to content producers. Data collected was analysed using smartPLS 2.0 statistical software. The findings indicate that teachers perceived role of social media in supporting disaster management on the five-dimensional constructs: Collectivity (CT), Connectivity (CN), Completeness (CS), Clarity (CS), and Collaboration (CB). The findings serve as a foundation of knowledge for future planning of disaster management education towards improving the teaching and learning of disaster management with social networking.


Keywords: Disaster Management, Crisis, Education, Social Networking, Empirical Analysis, smartPLS, Statistics


Citation:

C Annamalai, et al. (2014). Role of Social Networking in Disaster Management: An Empirical Analysis. J. of Computation in Biosciences and Engineering. V1I3. DOI: 10.15297/JCLS.V1I3.9


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© 2014 C Annamalai . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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