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Influenza Tracking Project – Now You Can Talk about it on Facebook

Posted Apr 28 2009 12:14pm

If you have the flu, Swine or otherwise and want to talk about it to help researchers, here’s the place on Facebook.  Information will be tracked by your IP address.  You can even participate if you don’t have the flu too, just remember who reads all of this and mines the information, everyone.  BD 

At the National Institute for Health Innovation at Auckland University, we’re running a new research project looking at using Social Media to track flu symptoms. We’ve written an application for Facebook that allows users to input whether or not they have flu symptoms. We’ll then track the users over the weeks to see how long their symptoms last and track their location by IP address.

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If you have time to be part of the study, please sign up at:

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=109377110444

Facebook Influenza Tracking Project « Health Informatics Blog

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