Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 3, 129–146, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-129-2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 129–146, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-129-2020
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15 May 2020
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Rapid collaborative knowledge building via Twitter after significant geohazard events

Robin Lacassin et al.

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Among social media platforms, Twitter is valued by scholars to disseminate scientific information. Using two 2018 geohazard events as examples, we show that collaborative open data sharing and discussion on Twitter promote very rapid building of knowledge. This breaks down the traditional ivory tower of academia, making science accessible to nonacademics who can follow the discussion. It also presents the opportunity for a new type of scientific approach within global virtual teams.
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