The internet is an integral part of our world today, and social media has grown exponentially. This phenomenon offers a unique opportunity to study health-related community with patients, doctors, health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, and journalists. Communication flows are analyzed 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