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Why do people check in to emergency room on Facebook?: A content analysis of users’ check-in posts at National Taiwan University Hospital

LEE, Tsung-Yeh Vincent ; LIANG, Hong-Shiu Luke ; CHIU, Ming-Hsin Phoebe ;


Designing for emergency preparedness with the advantage of social media has become a pri-ority for mobile app developers, medical practitioners, and agencies from public sector. To un-cover the possibility of location-based social media use in life-saving emergent situations, this study takes a qualitative content analysis approach to identify the underlying purposes, emo-tions, and behaviours of the users who check-in the hospital emergency room on social media. A leading medical centre in Taiwan was selected as the data collection site. A total of 1,063 lo-cation-based check-in posts from January to May 2015 were collected and analysed.


Palavras-chave: Self-disclosure, location-based service, Social Network Sites, Facebook Check-in Service,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-04_013

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LEE, Tsung-Yeh Vincent; LIANG, Hong-Shiu Luke; CHIU, Ming-Hsin Phoebe; "Why do people check in to emergency room on Facebook?: A content analysis of users’ check-in posts at National Taiwan University Hospital", p. 373-377 . In: Wong, Wendy Siuyi; Kikuchi, Yuko & Lin, Tingyi (Eds.). Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2016.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-04_013

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