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WashU Twitter Study: Who’s Following Health Department Tweets?

Local health department Twitter accounts are followed by more organizations than individuals, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers analyzed 4,779 Twitter followers from 59 local health departments. The organization-followers tended to be health-focused, out-of-state, and from the education, government, and non-profit sectorsIndividual-followers were likely to be local and not health-focused.