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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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The Remodel of the Garden Level has Begun

The first phase of the remodel of the Garden Level of the removal of the compact shelving is complete.   Access to this area has been restricted, but other parts of the Garden Level can be reached via the North stairwell and the elevator.  The next phase is imminent!   During this time, there will be increased […]

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New PBS Documentary for University Libraries – Age of Champions

You’re invited to watch the new free PBS documentary Age of Champions Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and hard-hitting grandmothers who triumph over the limitations of age. The filmmakers have […]

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Sex and Gender Differences Research: Think About It

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with six partners, received a grant from the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Library of Medicine of the NIH to highlight and extend the wealth of resources available from the NIH and its Institutes and Centers on sex and gender differences […]

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Pitfalls and positives of social media in medicine today

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “surveyed the 68 executive directors of all medical and osteopathic boards in the United States and its territories about violations of online professionalism reported to them.” Of those that responded, 92% indicated at least one of a list of online professional violations had […]

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Health literacy: simple definition, thoughtful implementation

Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.

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