April 28, 2009

Humaine after all :)

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The internet started out as a research tool but very quickly evolved into the commercial monster it is today. For too many people the internet is about vacuous entertainment, illegal activities and just general timewasting. But a crisis like the swine flu outbreak brings out the best side of the web.

In this Wired article “Tracking Internet Chatter Helps Spot Swine Flu Outbreak” we see how companies like Vertect are using the web to help doctors and health authorities monitor the swine flu situation. Hopefully they will help contain the problem and allow people to stop worrying and back to watching Susan Boyle on Youtube.