Twitter Stories: the future of public health #twitter #meded #hscmanz

Paste a Video URL

“From stories.twitter.com. Michael J. Paul and Mark Dredz reveal secrets to public health hidden in plain sight. Any single Tweet may seem insignificant, but taken together billions of Tweets can unlock insights to our public health.

Michael J. Paul and Mark Dredz analyzed two billion Tweets for relevance to health information and then compared the results to data from the Centers for Disease Control. They demonstrated that Twitter can accurately track the spread of influenza, the peak of allergies and predict how diseases spread and change over time. Their research suggests new uses for big data.”

For more follow http://twitter.com/TwitterStories

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s