Twitter Provides A Trove Of Health Trends

July 14, 2011

Humans are innately social creatures, and one need look no further than Twitter to see how potent the urge to share information is. According to the social networking site, as of the end of June Twitter users from all corners of the earth were sending 200 million tweets per day.

Now social scientists and computer scientists are figuring out how to mine tweets for intelligence of all sorts.

Excerpted from NPR. Read more.

Center for Language and Speech Processing