Twitter becomes a tool for tracking flu epidemics and other public health issues
Twitter users send around 500 million tweets a day, an endless fire hose of information about how people feel, what they’re doing, what they know and where they are.
For epidemiologists and public health officials, it’s a potential gold mine of data, a possible way to track where disease is breaking out and how it spreads, as well as how best to help — but only if they can figure out how to find the useful signal amid all that noise.
(From The Washington Post)
http://wapo.st/14lKfTk


 
Twitter becomes a tool for tracking flu epidemics and other public health issues

Twitter users send around 500 million tweets a day, an endless fire hose of information about how people feel, what they’re doing, what they know and where they are.

For epidemiologists and public health officials, it’s a potential gold mine of data, a possible way to track where disease is breaking out and how it spreads, as well as how best to help — but only if they can figure out how to find the useful signal amid all that noise.

(From The Washington Post)

http://wapo.st/14lKfTk

 

  1. pathien reblogged this from pubhealth
  2. skyeswonder reblogged this from pubhealth
  3. heyitsthatguyquirky reblogged this from pubhealth and added:
    Truth…
  4. frau-maus reblogged this from pubhealth
  5. shittingonstars reblogged this from pubhealth
  6. antsruletheworld reblogged this from pubhealth
  7. budgoss reblogged this from pubhealth
  8. oneofthe20percent reblogged this from pubhealth
  9. dbfogarty reblogged this from pubhealth
  10. calamity-ashley reblogged this from swoonforme
  11. dampflannel reblogged this from swoonforme
  12. swoonforme reblogged this from thescienceblog
  13. hellyesssscience reblogged this from pubhealth
  14. thescienceblog reblogged this from pubhealth
  15. dreltonsciencenews reblogged this from pubhealth
  16. fueledbyaegyo reblogged this from kammartinez
  17. todaystelemed reblogged this from pubhealth
  18. maeglinhiei reblogged this from kammartinez
  19. kammartinez reblogged this from pubhealth
  20. swavvyaros reblogged this from pubhealth
  21. jospeph reblogged this from pubhealth
  22. pussydrawnfiacre reblogged this from pubhealth
  23. mikeroffson reblogged this from pubhealth
  24. the-orchestra-plays-on reblogged this from pubhealth