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Posts from the ‘Statistics’ Category

Social Media Revolution 2011 Video

The new video featuring interesting pieces of information about the ongoing social media revolution is out:

Health 2.0 News: Centrifuge for Labor and Behind Healthcare.gov

At the moment the sensitivity and specificity of a lot of genetic tests for complex, polygenic disorders (for which we haven’t yet identified all the genetic variants that increase risk) are unlikely to match those of standard diagnostic or screening tests.  What’s likely is that the predictive capacity of these tests will improve as more variants are identified, and/or if additional non-genetic information is included in the test.

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Science and Social Media News: Nature comments and Wikipedia books

  • Content rules: Nature opens up content for comments and discussions.

‘Conversation is king’, according to a mantra frequently repeated by enthusiasts of online social media. But we editors and writers tend to give our first allegiance to content — not least because of our labours to research, commission, select, create and otherwise add value to content, and to do so in a way that informs and stimulates our readers: the people who pay for it.

But, unquestionably, conversation can add value to such efforts. Therefore, this week we introduce an online commenting facility that will allow readers to respond directly to any of our content.

Existing metrics have known flaws
A reliable, open, joined-up data infrastructure is needed
Data should be collected on the full range of scientists’ work
Social scientists and economists should be involved

20 Impressive Internet Statistics

I guess everybody knows the Did you know video series focusing on different internet-related statistics, but this one is really spectacular and unique.

Worldometers: Real Time Health Statistics

Worldometers is quite an interesting project. It shows important statistics in real time including world population, energy consumption or Internet users in the world.

The counters that display the real-time numbers are based on Worldometers’ algorithm that processes the latest and most accurate statistical data available together with its estimated progression to compute the current millisecond number to be displayed on each counter based on the specific time set on each visitor’s computer clock.

But it also highlights real time health-related data:

worldometers health

H1N1 vs Tuberculosis

My friend, Francisco Grajales III shared this great video with me. Hans Rosling has something very important to say about H1N1:

13 days H1N1 Tuberculosis (TB)
Death 31 63 066
News 253 442 6 501

Check his wonderful TED presentation out as well.

Twitter Charts

Twitter, the microblogging service, is one of the most useful online tools these days. There is a whole community focusing on health 2.0 and medicine 2.0.

Now you can track your statistics as well. I use TweetStats for this purpose that shows my tweetcloud (words I use often):

twitter-word-cloud

And here is how often I twit…

twitter-stats1

Or you can try Twitter Charts:

twitter-charts

If you need more examples, check this out:

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