Tag Archives: Social Network

01Ott/14

Notes on social media, big data and pandemics – by Chiara Fonio & Alessandro Burato

While diseases have historically received a significant amount of attention from the global public health community through the development of impressive surveillance systems, it seems challenging to assess whether big data really make a difference in real-time responses to pandemics. Continue reading

23Set/14

Can the bird catch the worm? – by Alessandro Burato

Ebola is still spreading although it is no more interesting for media as few weeks ago. The last released WHO report counts for 3,341 confirmed cases among Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Senegal and a total of 1,687 deaths [1]. The web is getting overcrowded with different projections of the virus diffusion based on now proved models that however are drawing not always a coherent picture: several variables, such as time, confirmed, probable or suspected cases, official or un-official data are responsible for a variety of estimations and worst-case scenarios. Continue reading

15Set/14

Social liberi. Quale spazio al terrore? – by Alessandro Burato

Dopo la brutale esecuzione del britannico Haines si riaprirà la discussione, accesasi alcune settimane fa e che continua tutt’ora, circa la legittimità e l’efficacia della decisione di Twitter, e successivamente di Facebook, di non permettere la pubblicazione dei video delle decapitazioni dei giornalisti americani ad opera di IS. Decisione che è rimbalzata su tutti i siti d’informazione e testate giornalistiche è stata amplificata dai Social Network come l’annosa questione della libertà di espressione attraverso questi ultimi.

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