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What Tech Can and Can't Do to Eradicate Ebola

BY Rebecca Chao | Monday, October 20 2014

Open Street Map assists WHO and MSF in Sierra Leone (Screenshot)

Over the weekend, a group of technologists met in New York City to discuss the limits and potential uses of data in combatting the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Read More

Researcher Says Twitter Holds the Potential to Alter Public Health Policy

BY Lisa Goldman | Wednesday, September 19 2012

An academic researcher at Johns Hopkins University has developed an algorithm that culls important public health information from millions of aggregated tweets. Read More

The Zombie Apocalypse Method of Getting Eyeballs (on Boring Stuff)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

The CDC recently posted a guide to preparing for the coming zombie apocalypse. What, I ask you, are our federal health services for if not to prepare us to survive the coming rise of the undead? Right. That's why we saw ... Read More

WWGD on Pandemic? Google Swine Flu Map Needs Editor

BY Tom Watson | Tuesday, April 28 2009

In the blast of social media noise, government warnings, blog posts, and breaking news updates this week on the expanding swine flu epidemic, one link seemed to carry some added weight: Google had posted a collaborative ... Read More