Google To Detect Flu Outbreaks

Submitted by: DHise 8 years ago in
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/11/11/google.flu.trends/?iref=mpstoryview

Typically when people come down with something, they"ll type it into Google. Smart idea on Google"s part.
There are 27 comments:
Female 374
lool i thought i was the only person in the world who did that >_> but i dont want google to know i do that :P
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Female 486
What if those states search for their illness more?
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Male 1,232
That`s really smart actually...
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Male 599
May seem like a good thing BUT it does mean that google is looking at all of your search results, and also has records of where they came from. So much for internet anonymity.
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Male 3,625
Heh, my boss is 100% against flu vaccinations.

She doesn`t want "that germ injected into her".
I asked what she thought vaccinations were... she never answered.

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Male 442
heartx3jess that church of google site is great, I love the hate mail section where so many people don`t seem to get the joke
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Male 2,388
google is a spy cleverly designed as something thats useful.
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Male 3,301
Lets see Google track the Rage virus in the UK next.
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Male 2,004
is there anything google cant do these days
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Male 2,553
google empire
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Male 9,305
TKD do a search on bloodstains and authority evasion too!
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Male 4,793
be right back guys, im gonna go type in malaria/smallpox/anthrax/bubonic plague/influenza/leperacy/SARS/west nile/avian flu.

you dont think HAZMAT will storm my house, do you?

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Female 1,578
http://www.thechurchofgoogle.org/

um wow, i guess right there

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Female 1,578
so uh, where do i sign up for the church of google?
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Male 868
Now that`s clever!
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Male 9,305
FLOOGLE! :D
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Male 7,933
"Damn smart idea. Damn smart. I`m in awe, and surprised no-one thought of it before."

Coke Zero tried it with happiness. Failed

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Male 868
Yes, the Flu. What do you do when you think you have Flu-like symptoms? Google it! As opposed to going to the doctor and spending lots of money just for them to diagnose you.
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Male 8,302
Damn smart idea. Damn smart. I`m in awe, and surprised no-one thought of it before.
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Male 7,933
Please let them have one for Herpes... please
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Female 15,763
Well I, for one, welcome our new search engine overlords.
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Male 301
well...
new age zombies look for brains on internet
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Male 639
what if they did the same thing, but for porn trends?

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Male 2,855
really? people type that when they get the flu? herpes, maybe, but flu?
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Male 1,766
"at least google will tell me about a zombie holocaust "
Ya it will tell you when people are searching.
1.BRAIIINNS
2.FLEESSSHHH
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Male 301
at least google will tell me about a zombie holocaust
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Male 868
Link: Google To Detect Flu Outbreaks [Rate Link] - Typically when people come down with something, they`ll type it into Google. Smart idea on Google`s part.
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