The Internet is an integral part of our lifeworld today, and social media has grown exponentially. It offers a unique opportunity to study health-related community with patients, doctors, health care providers, pharmaceutical companies and journalists. Communication flow are analysed to pattern a “connectivity map”. The research aims to reveal how patients build communities via Twitter, thereby exploring an evolutionary developmental model of users that provides affective and cognitive support.
Summary of the Rare Disease and Twitter Big Data Analysis: ECRD_poster_Rare_Disease_Twitter