When disaster strikes, tweets point to ground zero
People around the world have live-tweeted natural disasters, elections and revolutions. New work from researchers at Harvard Medical School show that a glut of tweets might help paramedics respond to health emergencies like those after the Boston Marathon bombings. "Twitter gave an incredible characterization of this event in just two stem words," Chris Cassa, a co-author on the study and a researcher at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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