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H1N1

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H1n1: Trends In Twitter, Kelsey M. Swinnerton, Kelsey Klemme, Bridgid Okeefe Oct 2009

H1n1: Trends In Twitter, Kelsey M. Swinnerton, Kelsey Klemme, Bridgid Okeefe

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

We started our search for Tweets on H1N1 on October 5th, 2009 and continued gathering data through October 9th. We chose this topic due to the global concern/pandemic that arose concerning this unfamiliar strain of influenza A that was first discovered in April of 2009 (http://0-content.nejm.org.library.simmons.edu/cgi/content/extract/361/2/115). This particular strain of the flu was first discovered in children during March of 2009. Mexico had hundreds of infected individuals before this particular subdivision of the flu before it was recognized and considered a legitimate problem that needed to be addressed (http://tinyurl ...