Swine flu tweets

I’ve never understood Twitter, nor have I ever tweeted. But a colleague of mine, Phil Polgreen, recently told me about an interesting research project he is working on with Alessio Signorino, using real-time tweets to track public interest in swine flu. Some of the background and details of the project can be found here.

Open up this webpage, and you’ll see a map that will begin to light up all over with tweets—scroll across the tweets to read them! Right now it only works with Firefox or Safari, not Internet Explorer....


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