The Painful Tweet: Text, Sentiment, and Community Structure Analyses of Tweets Pertaining to Pain

@inproceedings{Tighe2015ThePT,
  title={The Painful Tweet: Text, Sentiment, and Community Structure Analyses of Tweets Pertaining to Pain},
  author={Patrick James Tighe and Ryan C Goldsmith and Michael Gravenstein and H. Russell Bernard and Roger B. Fillingim},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the widespread popularity of social media, little is known about the extent or context of pain-related posts by users of those media. OBJECTIVE The aim was to examine the type, context, and dissemination of pain-related tweets. METHODS We used content analysis of pain-related tweets from 50 cities to unobtrusively explore the meanings and patterns of communications about pain. Content was examined by location and time of day, as well as within the context of online social… CONTINUE READING

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