Published on in Vol 19, No 7 (2017): July

Preliminary Evidence for the Emergence of a Health Care Online Community of Practice: Using a Netnographic Framework for Twitter Hashtag Analytics

Preliminary Evidence for the Emergence of a Health Care Online Community of Practice: Using a Netnographic Framework for Twitter Hashtag Analytics

Preliminary Evidence for the Emergence of a Health Care Online Community of Practice: Using a Netnographic Framework for Twitter Hashtag Analytics

Authors of this article:

Damian Roland 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Jesse Spurr 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Daniel Cabrera 3 Author Orcid Image


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