The ‘who’ and ‘what’ of #diabetes on Twitter

@article{BeguerisseDaz2017TheA,
  title={The ‘who’ and ‘what’ of \#diabetes on Twitter},
  author={Mariano Beguerisse-D{\'i}az and Amy K. McLennan and Guillermo Gardu{\~n}o-Hern{\'a}ndez and Mauricio Barahona and Stanley J. Ulijaszek},
  journal={Digital health},
  year={2017},
  volume={3}
}
Social media are being increasingly used for health promotion, yet the landscape of users, messages and interactions in such fora is poorly understood. Studies of social media and diabetes have focused mostly on patients, or public agencies addressing it, but have not looked broadly at all of the participants or the diversity of content they contribute. We study Twitter conversations about diabetes through the systematic analysis of 2.5 million tweets collected over 8 months and the… 
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