Scot Health

Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media
  1. This blog provides access to data on tweets using the #Covid19UK hashtag during the UK lockdown, which began on 24 March 2020. The data were extracted using TAGS, and then mapped using NodeXL. There were of course other UK-focused hashtags used during this period and some UK-based Covid-19 tweeting that did not use any hashtag. …

    Continue reading Full data for #Covid19uk during UK lockdown

  2. Another post in an occasional series of articles and papers that were not published in peer reviewed papers or journal blogs. This blog explores a sample of healthcare-focused tweets across the period of the UK lockdown. With the huge number of tweets posted and retweeted during the pandemic, and the wide range of different hashtags, …

    Continue reading A review of the BMJ’s social media content during the covid-19 pandemic

  3. This is another post in an occasional series of social media analysis that didn’t reach the pages of peer reviewed journals. It was completed on 28 June 2020, rejected by Lancet Infectious Diseases on 16 July 2020. Article, very slightly modified, follows… So much has changed in such a short time. It is difficult to …

    Continue reading How COVID-19 has changed infectious diseases communication on social media: Through the lens of @TheLancetInfDis

  4. Introduction: A few days ago I contacted Helen Bevan to share a social network map of her tweets over a period of almost 2 years. Helen has been a great source of support over the past 5+ years after we met in social media discussions about quality improvement and then in person with the Q …

    Continue reading Taking a long-view of tweeting – an example looking at @HelenBevan’s account

  5. Scientific communication relies on clarity, specificity and universality. In this blog I explain how communication between medical tweeters is held back by a lack of clarity in hashtag choice, and by the absence of a “fuzzy search” feature in Twitter. I explore lessons from the way that medical research papers are categorised (MeSH headings) and …

    Continue reading Finding the sweet spot in health care social media communication: A call for greater clarity in medical and science hashtags

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