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November 2008

Google Flu Trends

An interesting use of search data from Google, this time the search terms associated with flu recorded over time (click here for full post). The hypothesis is that people search for flu when they think they have it.

It would be interesting to overlay the search term graph with recorded incidence; I imagine that will follow.

And they’re back

The search results count for each category is now back.

The search results count was disabled due to excessive load on our servers. Now we’ve sorted out the servers, we have reinstated the counts.

A brilliant bit of news for Monday morning!

So many filters, so little time

For interest: So many filters, so little time: the development of a search filter appraisal checklist

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