Twitter chat on “Microbiology of Built Environments” AAM report Thu May 19 10-11 AM EST

There will be a Twitter chat on Thursday of relevance. Thursday May 19 10-11 AM EST Run by @ASMicrobiology. Follow this hashtag #ASMChats   Twitter chat Thu 10-11 AM EST run by @ASMicrobiology re: AAM report on Microbes & Built Environment https://t.co/UgzrheJcWM #ASMChats – Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) May 17, 2016 And an upcoming twitter chat …

Social Media and Food Illness

Social media has a lot of utilities, but who would have thought it could be useful in tracking down food illness sources? This article from The Washington Post discusses how Twitter and Yelp have been successfully used by health agencies in New York and Chicago to preempt restaurant inspections. Although this is by no means a miracle …

What’s Your Kardashian Index?

Today a colleague sent me a link to a Genome Biology paper entitled “The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists.”  At first glance, it reminded me of Greg Caporaso’s post about Twitter last month.  But as I continued to read, the slight truth behind the premise described in the paper fascinated, …

Building a Building Science Social Media Collection

For the last few months I have been working on building up on microBEnet social media resources relating to “Building Sciences” and the “Built Environment.”  One aspect of this search has been to look for blogs that focus at least in part on “Building Sciences” or the “Built Environment.” This has been much more difficult than collecting …

Article in @usatoday by @mmpandika on “your home’s odor may be making you sick”

Quick post – just saw this Tweet from the Airmid Healthgroup Your home’s odor may be making you sick; microbial volatile organic compounds http://t.co/8M7U84L5Oi via @USATODAY – Airmid Healthgroup (@AirmidHealth) May 13, 2014 It points to a story in USA Today by Melissa Pandika that may be of interest – Your home’s odor may be making …