Attitudes Toward Vaccination Measured by Twitter

Marcel Salathe, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State studied how users of Twitter expressed their sentiments about the H1N1 vaccine compared to actual local vaccination rates.

According to Penn State, “The research is considered the first case study in how social media sites affect and reflect disease networks, and the method is expected to be repeated in the study of other diseases. The results will be published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology.”

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Source: Penn State Live

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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