Title

The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2015

Publication Title

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal,

DOI

10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.1.019

ISSN

2094-7313

Abstract

Social media are broadly understood as a set of online activities that facilitate interpersonal communication, information sharing, collaboration or crowdsourcing among online users. They have become a global phenomenon with over two thirds of worldwide adult Internet users being active on social networking sites in 2014.1

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