Archived articles


Twitter data gives social distancing insights
Published April 9, 2020
Researchers are using Twitter's publicly available location data to determine how well the residents of each state are adhering to social distancing guidelines
Wading into the Twittersphere
Published Spring 2019
Increasingly, scholars are turning to Twitter for sharing research and engaging with the public / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Substance abuse
Missed opportunities in overdose coverage
Published Jan 14, 2019
Only 216 of the 42,500 news reports about Demi Lovato's alleged overdose included mention of national addiction hotline, 1-800-662-HELP
History class meets the digital age
Published Nov 7, 2018
JHU historian Martha Jones conducts required class discussions on Twitter, challenging her students to distill their thoughts and engage with subject-matter experts
Misinformation operation
Study: Russian trolls fueled vaccine debate
Published Aug 24, 2018
Findings suggest much of the Twitter discussion about vaccines may be linked to 'malicious actors' with 'hidden agendas'
Science Tweeting 101
Published Jan 19, 2017
Intersession class preps students for competitive world of scientific publishing
Market measures
Stock picks from social media?
Published July 25, 2016
Sentiment of activity on micro-blogging platforms offers clues to stock performance, study shows
Trading insights
Taking stock of tweets
Published April 23, 2015
Study explores link between Twitter sentiment, how IPOs fare
Twitter analysis could yield insight into vaccine refusal
Published Feb 24, 2015
Computer scientist Mark Dredze part of team exploring why people refuse vaccines, how these reasons vary among communities
Mental health
You are what you tweet
Published Dec 9, 2014
Analysis of Twitter posts could provide fresh insight into mental illness trends