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Cancer and Social Media

Jan 09 2018

We recently had a paper entitled “Cancer and Social Media: A Comparison of Traffic about Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Other Reproductive Cancers on Twitter and Instagram” published in the Journal of Health Communication. In the paper we  present a comparative study of differences in messaging for women’s and men’s cancer campaigns on social media […]

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Social Media, Cancer Campaigns & Elections

Nov 17 2017

We recently had a paper entitled “Social Media Engagement with Cancer Awareness Campaigns Declined During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” published in  World Medical and Health Policy. In the paper we show through the analysis of Twitter and Google Trends, how public engagement with breast cancer and prostate cancer awareness months between 2015 and 2016 […]

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Predicting the Evolution of Narratives in Social Media

Aug 14 2017

Building on our work on narratives and social media at the 15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD’17) we have a paper entitled: “Predicting the Evolution of Narratives in Social Media.” In the paper we discuss briefly the challenges that social media poses with respect to understanding narratives and propose a framework that […]

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Zika in Twitter: Health Narratives

Apr 21 2017

Continuing our work on geosocial analysis we recently had a paper entitled “Zika in Twitter: Temporal Variations of Locations, Actors, and Concepts” published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Public Health and Surveillance. In the paper we explored how health narratives and event storylines pertaining to the recent Zika outbreak emerged in social media […]

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Demarcating New Boundaries: Mapping Virtual Polycentric Communities through Social Media Content

The proliferation of social media has led to the emergence of a new type of geospatial information that defies the conventions of authoritative or volunteered geographic information, yet can be harvested to reveal unique and dynamic information about people and their activities.