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Exploring the use of social media during the 2014 flood in Malaysia

Tengku Mohd Azzman, Tengku Siti Aisha and Wok, Saodah and A.Manaf, Aini Maznina and Ismail, Rizalawati (2015) Exploring the use of social media during the 2014 flood in Malaysia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 211. pp. 931-937. ISSN 1877-0428

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In December 2014, one of the most perilous floods in recent years occurred in Malaysia, and many lost their lives, material possessions, and even homes. This paper aimed to explore the use of social media for information sharing about the flood. Survey questionnaires were distributed among families in the East Coast of Malaysia that was directly affected by the flood (N = 507). In light of the recent popularity of social media, this paper could shed light on how social media could be utilized to share critical information during disaster periods, where traditional mainstream media, may not be readily available.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4622/46280
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication technologies; floods; information sharing; Malaysia; social media; uses and gratification
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P87 Communication. Mass media
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Tengku Siti Aisha Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 16:31
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 16:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46280

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