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Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Pandemics in the Age of Twitter: Content Analysis of “Tweets” During the H1N1 Outbreak
Background: Twitter is an instant micro-blogging service that allows users to post, read, and exchange information and thoughts easily with masses across the globe. In response to the 2009 Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 outbreak (aka "swine flu"), users produced thousands of posts on the subject. Media outlets have claimed that Twitter and other forms of social media have led to the viral distribution of mass misinformation and may be a threat to public health and government initiatives. H...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Infodemiology and Infoveillance: Innovative Methods and Tools to Measure, Track, and Analyze Population Health-Relevant Unstructured Data from the Internet and Social Media
Infodemiology can be defined as the science of distribution and determinants of information in an electronic medium, specifically the Internet, or in a population, with the ultimate aim to inform public health and public policy. “Infoveillance” is the longitudinal tracking of infodemiology metrics for surveillance and trend analysis. With “information” we mean unstructured, textual, openly accessible information produced and consumed by the public on the Internet. Our preliminary re...
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