Storms of a Feather Tweet Together An Exploratory Study Examining Houston-Area Emergency Management Communication on Twitter in Hurricane Harvey
Rainear, A., Lachlan, K. and Xu, Z. (2021). Storms of a Feather Tweet Together: An Exploratory Study Examining Houston-Area Emergency Management Communication on Twitter in Hurricane Harvey. (Abstract only.) Journal of Emergency Management, 20(1):53-60.
This study examines content shared during Hurricane Harvey by a Houston emergency management account on Twitter, with a focus on the number of retweets, linguistic considerations, and the emergence of opinion leaders. The findings are compared with other disasters and can be considered for risk communication in future emergencies.
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