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NZ Health Ministry to use social media to predict epidemics

Rohan Pearce | Aug. 11, 2017
Project to look at using ‘unconventional data’ to predict outbreaks

The same principle has been applied to analyse Twitter feeds around Hurricane Sandy, which struck the East Coast of the US in 2012.  

Researchers found "differences in users' network centrality [how well they are connected through social media to other people] effectively translate into moderate awareness advantage (up to 26 hours)."



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