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Predicting Epidemics via Twitter?

Do you remember when Google Flu Trends was announced to be able to track and predict flu outbreaks in US states based on the search queries focusing on flu symptoms? Do you remember when a study pointed out although it was interactive and neat but was not as useful as CDC national surveillance programs? Well, now Twitter is meant to fill this gap. If you ask me, it won’t.

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  1. Right. We tend to place all sort of hopes on social media tools but most of them are still work in progress.

    August 2, 2011
  2. Anonymous #

    Predicting Flu Trends using Twitter Data … chk this paper out

    October 12, 2011
  3. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to
    be actually something that I think I would
    never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    March 2, 2013

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