Penn Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Penn State: University of Pennsylvania Penn Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research. “For years, marketers and other commercial data-miners have been using Twitter’s vast database of ‘tweets’ to gauge consumer attitudes and track events. Now medical researchers are getting in on the trend. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease. In a study published today in JAMA Cardiology researchers sifted through a sample of approximately ten billion tweets posted between 2009 and 2015, and found more than 500,000 English-language, U.S.-originating tweets that related to cardiovascular disease.”

When I originally wrote this up I said Penn State and not the University of Pennsylvania. Thanks Cathy for pointing this out. I regret the error. Actually I feel like a berk. But I fixed it.

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