How and Why Some Issues Spread Fast In Social Media
Zhang, B., & Vos, M. (2015). How and Why Some Issues Spread Fast In Social Media. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 5 (1), 90-113. Retrieved from http://www.ojcmt.net/download/how-and-why-some-issues-spread-fast-in-social-media.pdf
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This paper brings together current insights from various disciplines into the spreading of social media post. By a structured literature review of peer-reviewed literature 39 recent articles on diffusion in social media were located. The search spanned 10 years, although all the papers were published after 2009, indicating that the examination and observation of spread patterns in social media is still in an early stage. The analys is focused on spread patterns and factors that may explain how rapidly issues spread in the online environment. Based on the findings, from an organizational perspective a model is constructed and directions for future research are suggested. The model focuses on characteristics of the issue, of the social media involved, actor resources and general factors. A better understanding of how social media posts spread help organizations to be prepared for upcoming issues and crises, such as lauching early rumour detection to prevent losses in organizational and brand image. ...
PublisherOnline Journal of Communication and Media Technologies