Kryvasheyeu, Y., Chen, H., Obradovich, N., et al. (2016). Rapid Assessment of Disaster Damage Using Social Media Activity. Science Advances. 2(3).
The authors analyzed Twitter activity before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy and found that physical disaster effects and real and perceived threats can be observed by studying the intensity and makeup of Twitter’s streams. Emergency managers could use social media data to quickly assess disaster-related damage in their jurisdictions.