Tracking Sickness Through Social Media

Sickweather, a Baltimore startup, is in the process of creating a system that tracks social media sites like Facebook and Twitter for public references to ‘sickness’ and then attempts to create a sickness map that forecasts the movement of diseases.  According to the site, they track everything from stomach bugs to chronic illness and other sickness, including depression.

Source: Discovery; Tech Review Picture from: Discovery

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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