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In Response to “The Associations Between Visitation, Social Media Use, and Search and Rescue in United States National Parks”

Published:October 12, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2022.06.004
      At our recent journal club, a spirited discussion about “The Associations Between Visitation, Social Media Use, and Search and Rescue in United States National Parks”
      • Lu Z.N.
      • Briggs A.
      • Saadat S.
      • Algaze I.M.
      The associations between visitation, social media use, and search and rescue in United States national parks.
      prompted several questions. We work closely with the park rangers at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the expansion of mobile phone reception further into the parks has highlighted the potential correlations between park visitor safety and social media use. The authors’ ability to use University of California Irvine’s database of Twitter posts obviously proved useful, but we ask about expansion to other social media platforms and more specific data.
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