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The 2012 Social Media Report – environmental implications

A new report by Nielson investigates the last 12 months of social media usage across the globe and has a wealth of interesting insights about how we are interacting with the technology. Some brief insights include: In Europe, 38% of … Continue reading

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The doctor will ‘see’ you now

Social media is being touted as the latest way for medical practitioners to differentiate themselves and their practices by providing a communication medium for direct contact with patients, such as interactive blogs. The benefits could be two-fold: healthcare professionals are … Continue reading

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Can twitter predict food –related outbreaks?

Sickweather is the first company to attempt to predict outbreaks by tracking symptom and disease mentions on twitter. Previous efforts have tracked Google search terms, emergency room visits, and over the counter medication sales to track disease. However, the company … Continue reading

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Social network lifeline – is twitter the new S.O.S?

Recently, social networks have featured prominently in events of social disturbance, such as the Egyptian protests and the London riots, as effective means of quickly organising mass gatherings. In the US, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and … Continue reading

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