Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2021, Vol. 11 ›› Issue (2): 39-51.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2021.02.039

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Analysis on China’s WeChat Account of Official Media on Public Health Emergencies

Zhao Rongying1,2,3 Chang Ruru1,3 Xiao Ruiqi3 Cui Ying3 Liu Yuan3 Liu Yiyuan3 Xu Ziyi3   

  1. 1.Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation, Wuhan University; 
    2.Center for Studies of Information Resources at Wuhan University; 
    3.School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan,430072
  • Online:2021-03-26 Published:2021-05-20

Abstract: A novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic has appeared worldwide since the end of 2019. With the development of social media, the official account of WeChat public has become one of the main channels for disseminating relevant information. Thus we conducted a quantitative analysis of the official media WeChat account. Using the data platform of Tuotu, we collected the data related to the epidemic situation of the five official WeChat account. The collected data is analyzed by informetrics and statistical analysis and co-word analysis. The number and content of tweets were found to be consistent with the progress of the outbreak, the characteristics and the high-frequency words of tweets with high transmission index were found to provide a basis for improving the spread of information from the epidemic by the official media WeChat account.

Key words: Public health emergency, Official WeChat account, Social media, Informetrics, Topic mining

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