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ABSTRACT: Strategies for justifying counter-arguments in Q&A discussion

Abstract: This study examines the strategies employed in justifying counter-arguments against answers provided in Q&A (question and answer) discussion. The study also explores how information sources are used in support of such arguments. The findings draw on the analysis of 100 discourse episodes focusing on global warming – a controversial

ABSTRACT: Leveraging microblogging big data with a modified density-based clustering approach for event awareness and topic ranking

Abstract Although diverse groups argue about the potential and true value benefits from social-media big data, there is no doubt that the era of big data exploitation has begun, driving the development of novel data-centric applications. Big data is notable not only because of its size, but also because of the

ABSTRACT: Health-related hot topic detection in online communities using text clustering.

Abstract Recently, health-related social media services, especially online health communities, have rapidly emerged. Patients with various health conditions participate in online health communities to share their experiences and exchange healthcare knowledge. Exploring hot topics in online health communities helps us better understand patients' needs and interest in health-related knowledge. However, the

MANUSCRIPT: Exploring the use of social media to measure journal article impact.

Abstract Science blogs, Twitter commentary, and comments on journal websites represent an immediate response to journal articles, and may help in identifying relevant publications. However, the use of these media for establishing paper impact is not well studied. Using Wikipedia as a proxy for other social media, we explore the correlation

MANUSCRIPT: How Do Social Networks and Faculty Development Courses Affect Clinical Supervisors’ Adoption of a Medical Education Innovation? An Exploratory Study

A clinical supervisor's social network may be as important as faculty development course participation in determining whether the supervisor adopts an educational innovation. Faculty development initiatives should use faculty members' social networks to improve the adoption of educational innovations and help build and maintain communities of practice. via How Do Social

RESOURCE: 20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network

Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning.  The world is much smaller thanks to technology.  Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.  Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to share discoveries much faster. Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists

MANUSCRIPT: Reviewing social media use by clinicians

ABSTRACT Adoption studies of social media use by clinicians were systematically reviewed, up to July 26th, 2011, to determine the extent of adoption and highlight trends in institutional responses. This search led to 370 articles, of which 50 were selected for review, including 15 adoption surveys.

ABSTRACT: Online discussion of drug side effects among breast cancer survivors [Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract PURPOSE: While patients often use the internet as a medium to search for and exchange health-related information, little is known about the extent to which patients use social media to discuss side effects related to medications. We aim to understand the frequency and content of side effects and associated adherence behaviors

MANUSCRIPT: Mapping Physician Networks with Self- Reported and Administrative Data

Objective: To assess whether connections between physicians based on shared patients in administrative data correspond with professional relationships between physicians. Data Sources/Study Setting: Survey of physicians affiliated with a large academic and community physicians’ organization and 2006 Medicare data from a 100 percent sample of patients in the Boston Hospital referral region.

MANUSCRIPT: Physician Patient-sharing Networks and the Cost and Intensity of Care in US Hospitals

Background: There is substantial variation in the cost and intensity of care delivered by US hospitals. We assessed how the structure of patient-sharing networks of physicians affiliated with hospitals might contribute to this variation.