Google and the Flu (in the wild)

This. Is. Awesome.

Google is using aggregated counts of search terms to predict the prevalence of flu.

They say:
“We’ve found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate current flu activity around the world in near real-time.”

Google Flu Trends. Watch the video.

Cheers.

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Posted on October 13, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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