Daniel Ho

A Toronto-based management consultant who spends too much time thinking about coffee, riding around on two wheels, photography, books, and fried chicken!

Google can estimate flu activity up to 2 weeks faster than traditional systems

Tissue OK, I love epidemiology. :-)

This coupled with Google geekiness and you know I have to write about it. It seems that the geniuses at Google found that using aggregate Google search data, they can estimate flu activity in your state up to 2 weeks faster than traditional methods.

Check out the current data for your area here: http://www.google.org/flutrends/ and if you're interested in how it works, click here. Come on, do it. I know you're interested...right?