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One Health in social networks and social media

Author(s) : S.R. Mekaru & J.S. Brownstein

Summary :

In the rapidly evolving world of social media, social networks, mobile applications and citizen science, online communities can develop organically and separately from larger or more established organisations. The One Health online community is experiencing expansion from both the bottom up and the top down. In this paper, the authors review social media’s strengths and weaknesses, earlier work examining Internet resources for One Health, the current state of One Health in social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and online social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn and ResearchGate), as well as social media in One Health-related citizen science projects. While One Health has a fairly strong presence on websites, its social media presence is more limited and has an uneven geographic distribution.

Keywords
Collaboration – Digital disease detection – Environmental health – Interdisciplinary – One Health – Social media – Social networks – Veterinary medicine – Web 2.0.

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