Research idea: Evaluate content of Twitter conversations labeled #asthma #allergy #foodallergy

Here is a research idea: Let's evaluate the content of Twitter conversations (tweets) labeled #asthma #allergy #foodallergy and other allergy-related terms.

Some potential data points:

- tweets by individuals vs. organizations, general public vs. physicians, physicians vs. allergists
- opportunity to better disseminate evidence-based information?
- increase the presence of credible sources in the #asthma conversation?
- focus the content of tweets on scientific evidence?

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References:

Communication About Childhood Obesity on Twitter. Harris JK1, Moreland-Russell S, Tabak RG, Ruhr LR, Maier RC. Am J Public Health. 2014 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24832138

Related videos from WAO TV:



Dr Stukus: How to use Twitter to engage patients



Dr Bowdish: Best practices for Twitter use by allergists



Dr Hare: Why allergists should use Twitter

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