Public Trauma after the Sewol Ferry Disaster: The Role of Social Media in Understanding the Public Mood

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Woo, Hyekyung ; Cho, Youngtae ; Shim, Eunyoung ; Lee, Kihwang ; Song, Gilyoung (2015)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, volume 12, issue 9, pages 10,974-10,983 (issn: 1661-7827, eissn: 1660-4601)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ijerph120910974, pmc: PMC4586655
  • Subject: public trauma | twitter | R | Brief Report | Sewol ferry disaster | public mood | Medicine | social media

The Sewol ferry disaster severely shocked Korean society. The objective of this study was to explore how the public mood in Korea changed following the Sewol disaster using Twitter data. Data were collected from daily Twitter posts from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 201... View more
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