The number of health-related Twitter users or discussions is still growing and while it’s easy to find Twitter messages focusing on a medical condition or specialty (search.twitter.com), visualizing these tiny bits of information is incredibly hard. Health Tweeder, managed by Pixels&Pills, aims to fill this gap.
Using the laboratory that is social media and Twitter, we’re visually and metaphorically using petri dishes to culture cells of dialogue on specific disease states. Each cell in a Petri dish represents a distinct tweet that has been gathered using relevant disease search terms, hashtags, and people we’ve identified.
If you select a petri dish, you will see the related Twitter messages:
*This blog post was originally published at ScienceRoll*