International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Computer Science & Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Social Media Applications for Disaster Management

Dr. Savita Kumari Sheoran

Abstract: Disaster is unforeseen catastrophe, either caused naturally or due gaffe human activities. Every year many of such activities have been visage which causes unbearable man and material loss all over the world. In order to handle such redundant situation prior awareness, real-time rescue and fast rehabilitation is required in order avoid such calamities or minimize the casualties in uncontrollable situation. Owing to fast updates, semantic richness and great relationship between wide public, recently the Social Media has emerged as popular media for mass communication. No doubt it involves enormous technical issues but still research have shown that this internet based technology has gain a momentum, which have never been seen with other technology in past. Researchers have shown that Social Media have not only served as mass media rather it has also established as powerful tool for risk mitigation and disaster management. This research paper has explored the innovative application of Social Media by gauging its adaptability and applications based on its penetration among society.

Keywords: Social Media, disaster Management, situation awareness, technology for disaster management

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,

Pages: 1358 - 1361

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Dr. Savita Kumari Sheoran, "Social Media Applications for Disaster Management", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016, pp. 1358-1361,

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