IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(1): 130-133 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.438

Meron o Wala”: A Study on the Usefulness of Twitter during Typhoon as Perceived by the Students of the Selected Intramuros-Based Schools

Kriselle C. Paladin, Kris Anne Jansen R. Ramos, and Rowena Capulong-Reyes
Abstract—Uses and Gratifications theory explains that a person uses a particular kind of media because of the satisfaction a person can get from it. Applied in social media, the current research aims to understand the usefulness of Twitter to the students during typhoon. A total of 124 students from the Intramuros-based schools were selected through a non-probability-purposive sampling. A descriptive analysis was used to measure the answers to a 47-item questionnaire. They are motivated to use Twitter during typhoon to communicate with their family and friends. The current research found that students use Twitter more whenever there is a typhoon. Students use their mobile phones in logging in to their accounts. The current research also found that Twitter is the students first source of information regarding typhoons and the top information seek by students on Twitter is the announcement of class suspension.

Index Terms—Twitter, disaster communication, motivation, satisfaction.

Kriselle C. Paladin, Kris Anne Jansen R. Ramos, and Rowena Capulong-Reyes are with the Colegio de San Juan de Letran (e-mail: krisellep@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Kriselle C. Paladin, Kris Anne Jansen R. Ramos, and Rowena Capulong-Reyes, " “Meron o Wala”: A Study on the Usefulness of Twitter during Typhoon as Perceived by the Students of the Selected Intramuros-Based Schools," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 130-133, 2015.

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