Google Flu Trends

Isn't just like Google to one-up someone like the CDC. Among it's other world changing initiatives at, they have launched the Google Flu Trends. Their site tracks flu data and makes it available up to 2 weeks earlier than organizations like the CDC. And it does it by doing what Google does best: internet searches.

Google started to compare internet searches for flu related terms and found that their peaks and valleys matched the peaks and valleys in the data collected by the CDC. The difference is that Google's search info can be analyzed in real-time. And so we all continue our awe (and fear) of what the Googlites are capable of.

Thanks to Bree For the tip-off.

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