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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2021, 3(9); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2021.030914.

Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Government Microblog Response to COVID-19 Epidemic in Hubei Province


Yalin Wang1, Fengxue Tian2, Shaobo Cai3, Liping Qi4

Corresponding Author:
Liping Qi

1College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agriculture University, Beijing 100091, China

2School of Literature, Journalism and Communication, Central South University for Nationalities, Wuhan, 430074, China

3College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze Universiy, Jingzhou,434023, China

4School of Grammar and Law, Wuhan University of Business and Technology ,Wuhan, 430074, China

*Corresponding author-email:[email protected]


Taking the government microblog data of various states and cities in Hubei Province from January 1 to March 25, 2020 as the sample, this paper uses LDA topic model and spatial analysis method to mine the implicit semantics and analyze the temporal and spatial characteristics.The results show that: (1) there is a significant positive correlation between the response of government microblog and the development of the epidemic. During the epidemic, government microblog is an important channel for the governments of various states and cities to communicate with the people;(2) The government microblog mainly includes seven implied themes, which reflect the positive actions of the government in promoting covid-19 epidemic control from the theme frequency;(3) In response to major public health emergencies, the media response of Hubei provincial government is relatively fast and the topic management is properly selected.


government microblog, COVID-19, LDA, text mining, spatiotemporal characteristics

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Yalin Wang, Fengxue Tian, Shaobo Cai, Liping Qi. Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Government Microblog Response to COVID-19 Epidemic in Hubei Province. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 9: 68-76. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2021.030914.


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