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Vaccination: people’s sentiment in Twitter

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How your followers influence your opinion on vaccination…

In Medical News Today,

A unique and innovative analysis of how social media can affect the spread of a disease has been designed and implemented by a scientist at Penn State University studying attitudes toward the H1N1vaccine.

Marcel Salathe, …, studied how users of Twitter – … – expressed their sentiments about a new vaccine.

He then tracked how the users’ attitudes correlated with vaccination rates and how microbloggers with the same negative or positive feelings seemed to influence others in their social circles. The research is considered the first case study in how social-media sites affect and reflect disease networks.

Read more:
Tracking Swine Flu Vaccination Rates And Attitudes Via Twitter. Medical News Today, Online, 16th of October 2011.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/236000.php

Written by hbasset

October 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

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