Health informatics

Anti-science, partisan tweets could flag an outbreak

In the realm of social media, anti-science views about COVID-19 align so closely with political ideology—especially among conservatives—that its predictability offers a strategy to help protect public health, a new USC ...

Vaccination

Social media's impact on vaccine hesitancy

Though COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, many people in the United States have not received the vaccine and don't plan on getting one. Assistant professor Young Anna Argyris, in the College of Communications Arts and ...

Social media

Social media is online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies. Social media is a shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content; it's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. Social media has become extremely popular because it allows people to connect in the online world to form relationships for personal, political and business use. Businesses also refer to social media as user-generated content (UGC) or consumer-generated media (CGM).

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