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Dr. Tsou's presentation, "Twitter & Social Media in Public Health", at a NIH meeting

ESRI Blog:

Hack for San Diego

From October 3-10, San Diego State University hosted their first ever Big Data Hackathon, using the social media hashtag #Hack4SD (source: ESRI Blog).

The Daily Aztec:

Oct. 14, 2015, Srudent Hackathon competition creates new community safety app

The winners of the Big Data Hackathon developed a new mobile app that would serve the local community. (source: The Daily Aztec).

SanDiego6:

Oct. 3, 2015, SDSU's Big Data Hackathon

San Diego State Univeristy held its firstever Hackathon event on campus which features on using data to solve civic issues in San Diego. (source: SanDiego6).

SDSU NewsCenter:

Sept. 22, 2015, Hacking into Big Data

San Diego State Uiversity's first-ever Big Data Hackathon will feature teams competing to develop apps and technology that use data to address societal issues. (source: SDSU NewsCenter).

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SanDiego6:

Apr. 29, 2015, RELIEF TO DISASTER AREAS: THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

SAN DIEGO - There is now a new way to track what’s going on in disaster zones like Nepal thanks to students and scientists at San Diego State University. (source: SanDiego6).

10news:

Apr. 29, 2015, SDSU creates program to track Nepal Tweets

SAN DIEGO -- A program developed by San Diego State University is tracking Twitter posts from earthquake-ravaged Nepal to provide a glimpse at how people there are handling and responding to the tragedy. (source: 10news).

Times of San Diego:

Apr. 29, 2015, SDSU’s Twitter-Tracking Platform Monitors Social Media in Nepal

A program developed by San Diego State University is tracking Twitter posts from earthquake-ravaged Nepal to provide a glimpse at how people there are handling and responding to the tragedy. (source: Times of San Diego).

iDASH Webinar:

Feb. 20, 2015, Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Health Disparities using Big Data, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, and GIS

Real time public health data capture using Big Data and social media are now at the forefront of behavioral measurement, disease surveillance, and health promotion in many public health research activities. (source:iDASH).

Government Technology:

Jan. 7, 2015, Using Social Media Data to Identify Outbreaks and Control Disease

Could infectious disease surveillance systems that accurately track social media data inform early warning systems and outbreak response? (source:Government Technology).

The Daily Aztec:

Dec. 10, 2014, Researchers track flu through Twitter

San Diego State geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou and fellow SDSU researchers have begun using Twitter as a surveillance tool to track seasonal influenza. (source:The Daily Aztec).

KPBS:

Oct. 15, 2014, SDSU Professor Selecting 'Tweeters' To Spread Emergency Messages

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, an SDSU geography professor, is compiling a list of 1,000 influential Twitter accounts based in San Diego, so emergency messages about evacuations, road closures and the like can be spread faster or targeted more closely to certain locations (source:KPBS).

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CBS8News-San Diego:

Oct. 20, 2014, SDSU professor to use Twitter to alert San Diegans

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Have you ever wondered why certain tweets or Facebook posts go viral, and others get no interest whatsoever? A research team at San Diego State University has just received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to answer that question, and then use that information to help protect San Diegans (source:CBS8News-San Diego).

UT-San Diego:

Oct. 14, 2014, SDSU, county want warnings to go viral

In times of disasters, many people turn to social media instead of traditional outlets to get the latest information. Under a partnership between San Diego State University and the county, officials will enlist 1,000 Twitter users in San Diego County as volunteers with the goal of making emergency warnings go viral (source:UT-San Diego).

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SDSU Newscenter:

Oct. 13, 2014, Going Viral with Emergency Warnings

San Diego County is partnering with San Diego State University to develop a new social media–based platform for disseminating emergency warnings to San Diego citizens (source:SDSU Newscenter).

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FOX5-San Diego:

Oct. 13, 2014, SDSU looks for influential ‘tweeters’ to spread county’s emergency messages

SAN DIEGO – Official emergency messages for San Diego County might be spread in the future by the most influential “tweeters,” San Diego State University announced Monday (source:FOX5-San Diego).

KUSI:

Oct. 13, 2014, San Diego's influential Twitter users to spread emergency messages

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Official emergency messages from the county of San Diego in the future might be spread by the region's most influential "tweeters," San Diego State University announced Monday (sorce:KUSI).

Tech Insider:

Oct. 14, 2014, Twitter Inc (TWTR)’s Emergency Notification System Will Help Police in San Diego County: Ming Hsiang Tsou

In a recent development to facilitate the general public with social media based emergency messaging systems, San Diego County and San Diego State University have partnered under the leadership of Ming-Hsiang Tsou, an SDSU geography professor to start a system in the county for disseminating emergency messages from Twitter (source:Tech Insider).

Phys.org:

Oct. 14, 2014, Viral messaging research leads to Twitter-based emergency warning system

San Diego County is partnering with San Diego State University to develop a new social media–based platform for disseminating emergency warnings to San Diego citizens (source:Phys.org).

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