There is a new common symptom of the flu, in addition to the usual aches, coughs, fevers and sore throats. Turns out a lot of ailing Americans enter phrases like “flu symptoms” into Google and other search engines before they call their doctors.
That simple act, multiplied across millions of keyboards in homes around the country, has given rise to a new early warning system for fast-spreading flu outbreaks, called Google Flu Trends. (Read the rest of the article here).
All good and well, but doesn't it make you wonder what else they're tracking, without our knowledge? Our Blogger blogs, among other things...
תהיו בריאים -- Keep healthy this winter.
Keep the balance,