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dc.contributor.authorLwin, May Ooen_US
dc.contributor.authorLu, Jiahuien_US
dc.contributor.authorSheldenkar, Anitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCayabyab, Ysa Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorYee, Andrew Zi Hanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Helen Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-08T06:56:44Z-
dc.date.available2021-02-08T06:56:44Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationLwin, M. O., Lu, J., Sheldenkar, A., Cayabyab, Y. M., Yee, A. Z. H., & Smith, H. E. (2020). Temporal and textual analysis of social media on collective discourses during the Zika virus pandemic. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 804-. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-08923-yen_US
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/146301-
dc.description.abstractBackground: While existing studies have investigated the role of social media on health-related communication, little is known about the potential differences between different users groups on different social media platforms in responses to a health event. This study sets out to explore the online discourse of governmental authorities and the public in Singapore during the recent Zika pandemic in 2016. Methods: Social media data were extracted from Facebook and Twitter using retroactive keyword sourcing of the word “Zika” to search for posts and a location filter of “Singapore”. Government posts, public posts, and replies to these original posts were included in the temporal and textual analysis. Results: Overall, Facebook contained more government and individual content whereas Twitter had more content from news media accounts. Though the relative volume of Zika content from different data sources paralleled the peaks and troughs of Zika activities across time, discourses from different data sources differed in their temporal patterns, such that the public discourse died down faster than the government discourse after the outbreak was declared. In addition, the content of discourses differed among data sources. While government discourse included factual information of the disease, public discourse contained more elements of care such as worry about the risks to pregnant women, and elements of community such as well-wishes to each other. Conclusions: Our study demonstrates the temporal and content differences between user groups and social media platforms in social media conversations during the Zika pandemic. It suggests that future research should examine the collective discourse of a health event by investigating social media discourses within varied sources rather than focusing on a singular social media platform and by one particular type of users.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Health (MOH)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Medical Research Council (NMRC)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relationNMRC/ZRRF/0004/2016en_US
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Public Healthen_US
dc.rights© 2020 The Author(s). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data.en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Mass mediaen_US
dc.titleTemporal and textual analysis of social media on collective discourses during the Zika virus pandemicen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolWee Kim Wee School of Communication and Informationen_US
dc.contributor.schoolLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12889-020-08923-y-
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.pmid32471495-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85085701308-
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.volume20en_US
dc.subject.keywordsZikaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Mediaen_US
dc.description.acknowledgementThis research is supported by the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Research Council under its NMRC/ZRRF/0004/2016. The funders played no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.en_US
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