The new video featuring interesting pieces of information about the ongoing social media revolution is out:
Posts from the ‘Statistics’ Category
- Measuring Hospital Quality: The data presented is from The Joint Commission’s 2009 Annual Report on Quality and Safety
- Centrifuge for Helping Women in Labor: An unbelievable patent
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.
- Statistical analysis is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love stats. It’s 100% free, no registration required.
- 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.
- Facebook Summarized In A Single Picture: A huge and useful summary of all Facebook-related statistics and figures.
- Did you know you can create a book from Wikipedia articles in PDF, OpenDocument formats, or ordered for printing via PediaPress?
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
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:
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):
And here is how often I twit…
Or you can try Twitter Charts:
If you need more examples, check this out:
- Individual Twitter user statistics (Twitter Facts)