Sunday 3 May 2009

Could Google have caught swine flu earlier?

Interesting piece in Wired about how Googles Flu Trends team managed to miss the increase in searches from Mexico on flu

Makes the point that computers are often only useful once they know what to start looking for, although you think they might have picked up the trend below.

Read the full Wired article - Google Could Have Caught Swine Flu Early

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