Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will by Elad Yom-Tov

By Elad Yom-Tov

So much folks have long gone on-line to look for info approximately well-being. What are the indicators of a migraine? How powerful is that this drug? the place am i able to locate extra assets for melanoma sufferers? may perhaps i've got an STD? Am I fats? A Pew survey stories greater than eighty percentage of yankee web clients have logged directly to ask questions like those. yet what if the electronic strains left via our searches may possibly exhibit medical professionals and scientific researchers whatever new and engaging? What if the knowledge generated by way of our searches may perhaps show information regarding healthiness that will be tricky to collect in alternative ways? during this booklet, Elad Yom-Tov argues that web information may perhaps swap the best way scientific examine is finished, supplementing conventional instruments to supply insights now not another way to be had. He describes how reports of net searches have, between different issues, already helped researchers song to uncomfortable side effects of pharmaceuticals, to appreciate the data wishes of melanoma sufferers and their households, and to acknowledge a number of the motives of anorexia.

Yom-Tov exhibits that the data accrued can gain humanity with out sacrificing person privateness. He explains why humans visit the net with health and wellbeing questions; for something, it sort of feels to be a secure position to invite anonymously approximately such concerns as weight problems, intercourse, and being pregnant. He describes in unsafe results of “pro-anorexia” on-line content material; tells how laptop scientists can scour seek engine information to enhance public overall healthiness by means of, for instance, opting for possibility components for affliction and facilities of contagion; and tells how analyses of ways humans take care of scary diagnoses aid medical professionals to regard sufferers and sufferers to appreciate their stipulations.

Show description

Read Online or Download Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine PDF

Best data mining books

Data Mining in Agriculture (Springer Optimization and Its Applications)

Data Mining in Agriculture represents a finished attempt to supply graduate scholars and researchers with an analytical textual content on information mining concepts utilized to agriculture and environmental similar fields. This publication provides either theoretical and functional insights with a spotlight on proposing the context of every info mining process particularly intuitively with plentiful concrete examples represented graphically and with algorithms written in MATLAB®.

Data Mining: Foundations and Practice

This publication includes worthwhile reports in facts mining from either foundational and useful views. The foundational reviews of knowledge mining will help to put a superb beginning for information mining as a systematic self-discipline, whereas the sensible stories of knowledge mining could lead to new facts mining paradigms and algorithms.

Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery: 17th International Conference, DaWaK 2015, Valencia, Spain, September 1-4, 2015, Proceedings

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the seventeenth foreign convention on facts Warehousing and data Discovery, DaWaK 2015, held in Valencia, Spain, September 2015. The 31 revised complete papers provided have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from ninety submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections similarity degree and clustering; info mining; social computing; heterogeneos networks and information; info warehouses; movement processing; purposes of huge info research; and large info.

Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Integrating Multidisciplinary Data in Urban Models

This e-book is dedicated to the modeling and figuring out of advanced city structures. This moment quantity of realizing advanced city platforms specializes in the demanding situations of the modeling instruments, relating, e. g. , the standard and volume of knowledge and the choice of an acceptable modeling technique. it really is intended to help city decision-makers—including municipal politicians, spatial planners, and citizen groups—in selecting a suitable modeling procedure for his or her specific modeling specifications.

Additional info for Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine

Sample text

Gout, in its most malignant stage, it would appear, had seized me without my being aware of it; and zymosis I had evidently been suffering with from boyhood. There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me. I sat and pondered. I thought what an interesting case I must be from a medical point of view, what an acquisition I should be to a class! Students would have no need to “walk the hospitals,” if they had me. I was a hospital in myself. All they need do would be to walk round me, and, after that, take their diploma.

Why this invidious reservation? After a while, however, less grasping feelings prevailed. I reflected that I had every other known malady in the pharmacology, and I grew less selfish, and determined to do without housemaid’s knee. Gout, in its most malignant stage, it would appear, had seized me without my being aware of it; and zymosis I had evidently been suffering with from boyhood. There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me. I sat and pondered.

2 We looked at postings on Facebook, Twitter, Google Groups (a site for topic-specific discussions) and Yahoo Answers (where users can ask questions which are then answered by other users). One important difference among these sites is how identifiable a person is—that is, how easy it is to identify a user and how easy it is to link a user’s virtual persona to a person in the physical world. If you live in an industrialized country, or if you have a landline telephone almost anywhere in the world, you probably have been surveyed for one reason or another.

Download PDF sample

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 10 votes