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Emergency Event: Internet Spread, Psychological Impacts and Emergency Management

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Author(s): Weihui Dai | Xiqiong Wan | Xiaoyi Liu

Journal: Journal of Computers
ISSN 1796-203X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1748;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: emergency event | Internet spread | psychological impacts | emergency management

ABSTRACT
The rapid development and widespread application of Internet has provided a platform for people to participate and discuss social hotspot events. In the meantime, emergency events have attained more attention and have been spread more quickly than they did ever before by this way. However, the public opinion on Internet usually exerts a heavy impact on the development of emergency events as well as the social psychology. This paper presented a cycle model to describe the Internet spreading process of emergency events, and applied the Tobit model to research the influence factors in that process. After analyzing the social psychological impacts, a life-cycle emergency management methodology and the related strategies were proposed for the achievement of healthy spreading environment on Internet.
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