What if predicting the flu was as common as forecasting the weather? That’s the concept behind Sickweather, a Baltimore start-up that mines public data from Facebook and Twitter for key words and phrases about symptoms of sickness. The Signal’s Lisa Morgan interviews Sickweather’s Graham Dodge. News link is http://www.wypr.org/podcast/5313-cloudy-chance-influenza
This study is also utilizing our machine learning approach.