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Twitter Algorithm Can Track Flu Outbreaks
2013-01-29 09:44:34

[ Watch the Video: Twitter Stories: The Future of Public Health ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is it an epic timewaster or a new way to take society´s pulse, literally? Computer scientists from around the world have devised algorithms that parse Twitter posts for all kinds of insight and a new one from Johns Hopkins University is showing promising results for tracking the spread of the flu virus across the United States. To track the flu via Twitter,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.