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Predicting disease outbreaks using…Twitter?

While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.

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Using Twitter beyond Twitter: embeddable tweets

As noted in the Social Media Examiner blog, you can embed conversations from Twitter into blog posts. Unfortunately, the Twitter interface has changed slightly, so when you hover over the tweet you want to embed, the link now says “Open” instead of “Expand,” and it is located at the far right instead of next to […]

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Twitter at the State of the Union address

Popular blogger The Librarian in Black (a.k.a. Sarah Houghton) describes her experience about participating in a “State of the Union Tweet-up” in her latest blog post.

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Searching on Twitter: health literacy

A sampling of the content found by searching Twitter topic “#healthliteracy”.

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To Twitter or not to Twitter

In her blog “Information Wants to Be Free,” Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University in Vermont, writes about how “Twitter has changed so much in significance and utility” since its inception. Her post goes on to discuss how “Twitter (and FriendFeed, and other microblogging and lifestreaming apps) has been an amazing boon […]

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Today! Live Stream Available for Research Reproducibility Conference

Breaking news: we are excited to announce that the following sessions of the Research Reproducibility Conference today will be live streamed on YouTube! Time Session 8:30 – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks: Melissa Rethlefsen (Utah) & Andy Weyrich (Utah) 8:45 – 9:45 AM Mayden Lecture: Hilda Bastian (NIH) 10:00 – 11:30 AM Federal Agency Support for […]

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Conference Announcement & Call for Posters

Conference Announcement We are pleased to announce the Research Reproducibility Conference speakers have been confirmed. The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer: Hilda Bastian A long-time consumer advocate in Australia, whose career turned to analyzing evidence, communicating about it, and working to make it more accessible, Hilda Bastian now works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

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Announcement: Research Reproducibility 2016

Research Reproducibility Conference November 14-15, 2016 Website | Twitter Reproducibility of research is critical to the advancement of science. Bringing together researchers, students, and administrators at the first Research Reproducibility Conference to start a frank discussion on how institutions can help support research reproducibility and make more research true, we hope to further the dialog […]

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What Research Data Services Are You Looking For?

Over the past decade there has been an increased emphasis on research data management and sharing. In addition to many funding agency mandates, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum in 2013 requiring all federal agencies that conduct more than $100 million dollars a year in R&D to develop plans […]

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Altmetrics & NIH CTSA Funding

From bench to bedside: How altmetrics can help secure ongoing access to NIH CTSA funding Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12-1:30pm MT History of Medicine Room (205), Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Join your colleagues for a group showing of this webinar. Experts Stacy Konkiel (Altmetric) and Sally Gore (UMass Medical School) discuss how […]

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