Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google Tracks The Flu

I don't know if I am seeing more Flu stories just because I got the Flu and am therefore noticing much more or if there is suddenly a spurt in Flu related activity but the latest is that even Google is now tracking the Flu.
Well, in the US anyway - with their FluTrends page.

You can access it here

And if you are wondering about my Why I am seeing more of Flu theory - try this simple experiment. On your way back from work or college or wherever, tell yourself you are going to spot color red (or whatever color you want). Suddenly you will notice it everywhere.

This has to do with the automatic filtering by our brain. But that is a topic for another post - automatic filtering and assumptions!

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