News From the Field
Using Twitter to track flu, Lady Gaga
June 9, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.NSF CAREER awardee launches Health Social Analytics (healthsocialytics.com), a web site that visualizes data about health-related disorders, drugs and organizations from Twitter, news stories and online health forums. The tool aims to help individuals and organizations track health trends and enables government agencies to better prepare for a public health emergency.Full Story
University of California, Riverside
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