Comments: My _Guardian_ column on Google Flu Trends

Love the notion of "surveillance engines".

Posted by Michael Zimmer at November 27, 2008 10:13 AM

Seth - I'm sure Twitter would be a better place to track flu with the advantage that tweets are public.

Totally agree that this is government (or corporate) surveillance. I wonder if Google use their search engine 'exhaust' data before making investments, partnership deals, or other financial moves. I wonder if that could be considered insider trading?

Posted by Nic Fulton at December 2, 2008 01:47 PM