Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 20, 2014

How Twitter Tracks the Flu

Twitter can be used to track outbreaks of the flu?

New research suggests Twitterآ—the social-media site best known for spot news and cat GIFsآ—can also be used to pinpoint flu outbreaks. A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University found that tweets are an accurate predictor of where cases of the flu are highly concentrated.