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Former PR Exec's Tasteless AIDS Tweet Reflects Age-Old Stigma Toward Disease

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 13:52

An executive at a prestigious PR firm ignited controversy with a tweet about AIDS in Africa, reflecting how the disease garners stigma.

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Top 10 FailedObamacareSlogans Tweets From The Last 24 Hours

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 16:03

Healthcare.gov got off to a rocky start, and Twitter has something to say about it. Take a look at the top 10 #FailedObamaCareSlogans tweets.

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Fighting Disease With Tweets & Status Updates

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:11

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites could reveal important social factors behind the spread of a disease, a new study had found.

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Using Facebook To Quit Smoking: How Social Media Helps You Overcome Addiction

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 16:14

Social media boosts self-efficacy and success rates among individuals trying to quit smoking, a new study suggests.

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Twitter Launches Innovative Emergency Alert System To Disseminate Info During Disasters

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 16:00

Twitter announced Wednesday that it has partnered with world organizations and government agencies to effectively get information to those in need.

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New Twitter-Based App Tracks Food Poisoning: Could It Prevent The Next Cyclospora Outbreak?

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 20:40

New software program may enhance monitoring of food safety at restaurants by tracking twitter posts.

Twitter Health Trends May Predict Obesity Rates, Among Other Health Measures

Twitter Health Trends Measure Happiness Across America, Tweet By Tweet

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 18:14

Using language published on Twitter, researchers hope to forecast geographic health trends and changes in population factors like happiness.

Being Confident is Better for Pundits Than Being Correct

Being Confident is Better for Pundits Than Being Correct

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 00:28

Two economic students created a program that would determine whether people sought accuracy or confidence in a pundit. Confidence won.

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Postpartum Depression Spotted On Twitter? Microsoft Studies Tweets To Identify Depressed Moms

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:20

Microsoft researchers are developing diagnostic tools to analyze new moms' social media posts for signs of behavioral health.

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College Students’ Adderall Abuse Trends on Twitter During Finals

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:02

College students’ Twitter trending patterns reveal where and when they are most likely to use the ADHD medication Adderall, the most commonly abused prescription stimulant. What are they tweeting about the study drug?

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Too Much Social Media? Overuse Can Damage Romantic Relationships

By | Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:44

Online social media overuse can damage romantic relationships, suggests new research. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... how many social networks is too many for keeping the romance alive?

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‘Twitter Diet’ May Help Users Lose More Weight

By | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:11

A study found that dieters could lose as much as 0.5 percent of their body weight from every ten tweets they sent out.

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Algorithm Can Sniff Out True Tweets From False Ones

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:22

New academic research is being undertaken in an effort to establish which tweets are truthful and which ones are lying.

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The Best Time to Work, Eat, Tweet and Facebook

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 14:34

New research suggests if you conduct your activities around your optimal time, you may be able to better perform tasks and, in turn, make better use of the time you do have.

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Psychopaths Tweet Differently: Twitter Exposes Your Mental Health

By | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:38

While psychopaths, often described as people who are superficially charming and extremely intelligent, are very hard to spot in the real world, they can easily be found virtually on Twitter, scientists claim.