Sunday, 29 April 2007
Word of the day
Todays word is peer-produced epidemiology. Thanks to Jimmy Wales for the term. It takes the concept of peer-produced information resources, such as Wikipedia, into new realms. Who Is Sick? is a new Web service that provides a sense of your community's health by enabling people who live there to share information. Just input your symptoms, location, and other basic information, anonymously, and the analytics show sickness trends and outbreaks. Epidemiology, in a word.