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Louis Ngamassi, Thiagarajan Ramakrishnan, & Shahedur Rahman. (2020). Investigating the Use of Social Media by Underserved Communities for Disaster Management. In Amanda Hughes, Fiona McNeill, & Christopher W. Zobel (Eds.), ISCRAM 2020 Conference Proceedings – 17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 490–496). Blacksburg, VA (USA): Virginia Tech.
Abstract: Social media is emerging as a communication tool for successfully managing disasters. However, studies have shown that not all individuals are equally predisposed towards effectively using social media for disaster management. There still exists a big digital divide when it comes to using social media for disaster management. Drawing on situational theory of problem solving, we develop a conceptual model that examines the motivating factors for the underserved communities to use social media for disaster management. We further develop and cross-validate a questionnaire instrument to acilitate empirical research. We thus offer an empirical context for motivating individuals from underserved communities to use social media effectively during disasters.
Keywords: Situational Theory of Problem Solving, Communicative Actions in Problem Solving, Social Media Use, Disaster Management, Underserved Communities.