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Establishing Social Media Hashtag Standards For Disaster Response

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by EJC

While information scarcity has long characterized our information landscapes, today’s information-scapes are increasingly marked by an overflow of information—Big Data. To this end, encouraging the proactive standardization of hashtags may be one way to reduce this Big Data challenge... Read More


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The Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

Published on November 19th, 2014 | by EJC

A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study... Read More


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The Story Of Abu Hakam

Published on November 12th, 2014 | by EJC

“Before the revolution, the Syrian people suffered from Al-Assad regime." Now, conflict between numerous groups plagues the country. This is a recount of the revolution through the eyes of Abu Hakam, a fighter in Syria... Read More


News & Analysis

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Boko Haram ‘Massacre’ Image Fake

Published on November 6th, 2014 | by EJC

A graphic image circulating on Facebook and Twitter is said to show the badly charred bodies of 375 Christians murdered by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. Researchers at Africa Check investigate... Read More


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New Drone Antenna Expands Wi-Fi Range For Disaster-Struck Areas

Published on November 4th, 2014 | by EJC

Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1 miles). Nick Lavars shows how these figures represent a marked improvement on existing solutions and could lead to new forms of wireless communication... Read More


Media

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Framing The Ebola Epidemic

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic. ... Read More


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