Twitter shows promise in rapid assessment of collective traumas’ local impact

Posted by on August 17, 2016 5:31 pm
Categories: health

An alternative to using Twitter geotags and hashtags to identify community members who have experienced collective trauma, such as a school shooting, shows promise in helping researchers rapidly assess local effects. The approach was deployed to study the impact of deadly gun violence at UC Santa Barbara, Northern Arizona University and Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.

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