Skip to comments.Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior
Posted on 10/28/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT by Rusty0604
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is mining Facebook and Twitter to improve its social media footprint and to assess how Tweets can be used as change-agents for health behaviors.
Content from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news sites, discussion boards, video and image sharing sites will be maintained by the Contractor and kept up-to-date in a timely manner and made available for query by Government, the contract said.
When asked by a vendor if they are interested in storing the data for historical analysis, NLM said Yes.
The project will also track NLMs impact on social media in comparison to its competitors, which they define as Google, Mayo Clinic, and WebMD.
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I don't even use Google search anymore. Startpage is a very acceptable alternative. And they DON'T track you or record your IP address.
this is a comment on healthcare.gov FB:
“Kevin Gonzalez, I was blocked under another name, which is silly considering I didn’t make any threats, just gave facts about the ACA. I was not obnoxious in my speech and I was concise. I suggest you go on this page once a day and read comments, same people day after day. It’s like twilight Zone!! I think they blocked another guy too, Gaines, his post are gone too.”
Big AND intrusive.
I eat five pounds of bacon per day, three pounds of cheese and twenty four eggs cooked in butter.
Not only that there was nothing wrong with the design of the Titanic.
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