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Tracking Influenza Via Twitter

February 9, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors — social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others — influence health.

credit: University of Rochester