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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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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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Didn’t need an app for that

Can’t find a good dashboard app? On librarian built one using existing Web 2.0 tools, and shared how it was done.

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Keeping Current with Social Media workshop on April 6th

Join us for a “Keeping Current with Social Media” workshop, Friday, 4/6/12

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Internet privacy: a growing concern

Internet users want it both ways: quality search results that come from Google and other online services tracking their data, and protection from having online activities tracked.

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Teaching medical students to use social media at John Hopkins U

Dr. Margaret “Meg” Chisolm is an advocate for use of Twitter in demystifying psychiatry, and connecting with patients. She is conducting a pilot study on using it in med school.

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Promoting library services: the neverending challenge

Successful outreach and promotion of library resources and services involves forming partnerships with other departments and organizations, as well as using social media and the latest Web 2.0 tools to educate and inform new and underserved patron groups.

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Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research

Social media can be a powerful tool in research. We offer a few examples, and links to the thoughts of other bloggers.

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EDUCAUSE Annual Conference via web

Eccles Library is offering webcasts from the 2011 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference for anyone interested in viewing these informative sessions.

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Is Social Media Important for Libraries?

The prevalence and use of social media is expanding with Facebook being the most popular such site. How should libraries respond to this? EHSL offers some thoughts on our experience in this area.

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