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The Perception and Awareness Levels of University Students in Turkey Regarding Crisis Situations in Social Media: The University of Marmara Example

Journal: Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 269-280

Keywords : crisis; perception of crisis; social media;

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Social media has brought to light new intended purposes by renewing itself in the new life space it created in the course of time. Especially, with the tendencies of universities, governments, non-governmental organizations and individual users, it was observed that social media was used very often in situations of political crises and natural disasters. In this study, a perception and awareness research has been made regarding how the youth in Turkey use social media in situations of crisis. At the end of the study, the perceptions of crisis were determined within the context of the sociocultural features of the youth, such as gender, life spaces and Internet usage habits.

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