Thursday, October 08, 2009
Google Org Maps Flu Trends Over 16 Countries.
Google Org has expanded it's flu trends coverage to include 16 countries including most of the Europe. I see the patern of wintering countries of this year but the odd man out is Australia and New Zealand.
While Australia has minimal flu, there is flu activity in New Zealand. But according to Google, both the countries have continued to see a good correspondence between our estimates and official flu activity data. In fact, our analysis of last season shows that Google Flu Trends had a close 0.92 correlation with official U.S. flu data.
May be it is time you got that flu shot! Without being a number in Google Trends!
Official Google Blog: Google Flu Trends expands to 16 additional countries