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Baltimore Startup: SickWeather Is Crowdsourcing The Sickness Forecast INTERVIEW
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Sickweather allows its members to report directly to their map and forecast anonymously via the input field under "How Are You Feeling Today? They want perspective on when sickness bubbles...

Adam FrazerNov 23, 2012 03:18 am GMT1708 views
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Baltimore Startup: SickWeather Is Crowdsourcing The Sickness Forecast INTERVIEW
Can Crowdsourcing Beat the Flu?
document Distributed Knowledge

Health professionals around the world already use online tools, such as Google Flu Trends, Health Map or Global Public Health Intelligence Network to track the spread of infectious diseases....

Jason RobbinsNov 18, 2011 04:16 am GMT1602 views
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Can Crowdsourcing Beat the Flu?
Crowdsourcing the Common Cold
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

With flu season in full swing many parts of the world, the folks at Sickweather hit on just the right time to launch their new website, which uses the crowdsourcing model to track the dreaded flu infection. The Sickweather team hopes that users will use this new software as a way to avoid catching flu this winter. We took a look at this new website to see what it’s all about.

Sickweather LLC, based in Baltimore, was co-founded and launched by three guys who grew up together in that area. They built the website as a way of getting a “perspective on when sickness bubbles up, where it travels and how it affects our lives.”

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Debbie ToddNov 21, 2011 09:50 pm GMT2954 views
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Sickweather
site Distributed Knowledge / Health and Wellbeing

Online social network for health & wellness, as well as a data aggregator for sickness forecasting & mapping.

Archenette EvangelioJan 14, 2012 08:36 am GMT2233 views
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Sickweather
Mapping All of America's Illnesses
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

How does SickWeather reach its diagnoses? Two ways. First, users can log on and pin their respective bugs onto the map. The company also uses a “patent-pending algorithm” that scans Facebook and...

Samuel BennettFeb 12, 2012 10:08 pm GMT1548 views
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Mapping All of America's Illnesses
An Easy Way To Stay Away From Someone With The Flu [AUDIO INTERVIEW]
video Distributed Knowledge

A website that shows you where the people with sniffles and coughs are located so you can stay healthy. Sickweather is a site that aims to provide consumers with real-time information about illness...

Marco TorquatiFeb 11, 2012 02:22 pm GMT1116 views
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An Easy Way To Stay Away From Someone With The Flu [AUDIO INTERVIEW]
Five Cool, Crowdsourced Projects We've Noticed Lately
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

It's a holiday here in the United States today--Presidents' Day, when we commemorate a few of our visionary leaders from the past. In that same spirit, I've compiled a heaping handful of crowdsourced projects I've come across this month that represent the same kind of progressive, forward thinking.

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Eric MackFeb 21, 2012 01:45 am GMT5988 views
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Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help
Distributed Knowledge

Not sure how severe the flu outbreak is in your neighborhood? Check out these crowd-powered tools that are making it easy to track the epidemic. 

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Anton RootJan 23, 2013 06:36 pm GMT14505 views
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Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
document Distributed Knowledge

Although the study was intended primarily as a “proof of concept,” in order to show that filtering information from Twitter could produce valuable data, the researchers said they uncovered some...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 08, 2011 01:59 am GMT2357 views
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Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
Crowdsourced Symptom Maps, Preventative or Paranoia Inducing?
document Distributed Knowledge

Based on the information, a user can then avoid areas that have a high density of people reporting illness. While having a rough idea of high-density illness clusters are near you could be...

Harshida PatelNov 21, 2011 07:35 am GMT840 views
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Crowdsourced Symptom Maps, Preventative or Paranoia Inducing?
Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks
article Distributed Knowledge

In tracking the flu, physicians and public health officials have a host of new surveillance tools at their disposal thanks to crowdsourcing and social media. Such tools let them get a sense of the...

Jayne AnnJan 11, 2013 03:33 am GMT1172 views
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Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks
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