Title

The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal,

DOI

10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.1.019

Abstract

Social media are broadly understood as a set of online activities that facilitate interpersonal communication, information sharing, collaboration or crowdsourcing among online users. This is a brief overview of some of the uses of social media data for public health surveillance and some of the data’s strengths and limitations.

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