Predicting and mapping the flu by analyzing tweets

 

Researchers at the University of Rochester collected and analyzed tweets to predict the spread of the flu. From the article:

“their algorithm was able to predict whether a healthy person would get sick (and tweet about it) with 90 percent accuracy.”

Article at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/your-tweets-can-predict-when-youll-get-the-flu/#ixzz2kGIJwqnU (or click the picture)