As a social scientist and nerd who works in the social media industry (yes, it is an industry), a recent story really caught my attention. There’s been some claims that Google works better to follow/predict the flu than the CDC, but it turns out that Twitter is even better.
About the author
I have a PhD in Mass Communications, with a focus on intersectional theory, television, and social media. I speak across the US on topics related to feminism, atheism, and communications. I worked in the film and television industry for several years on shows like "Toddlers & Tiaras" and "Flipping Out." I've been published in the best-selling Women's Studies text "Women's Voices, Feminist Visions," alongside writers like Gloria Steinem, bell hooks, Maya Angelou, and Jessica Valenti. I also play the ukulele.