Wikipedia Searches Trace the Spread of the Flu

April 17, 2014 9:13 PM

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The next time you read a Wikipedia article on flu pandemics, you're also creating data that can help scientists predict the spread of disease.

April 17, 2014 5:00 PM Text Size: A . A . A You need information, you go to Wikipedia—for years the user-curated site has been the default repository for looking up facts. But the information you look up on Wikipedia also creates information about you: Scientists at Harvard have found that studying ...

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