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2013-11-19 13:11:35

SDSU geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou's method of using Twitter to track the spread of influenza is producing results A social media–monitoring program led by San Diego State University geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou could help physicians and health officials learn when and where severe outbreaks are occurring in real time. In results published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Tsou demonstrated that his technique might allow officials to more quickly and...

Twitter Algorithm Can Track Flu Outbreaks
2013-01-29 09:44:34

[ Watch the Video: Twitter Stories: The Future of Public Health ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is it an epic timewaster or a new way to take society´s pulse, literally? Computer scientists from around the world have devised algorithms that parse Twitter posts for all kinds of insight and a new one from Johns Hopkins University is showing promising results for tracking the spread of the flu virus across the United States. To track the flu via Twitter,...