Interesting stuff from around the web 2008-11-16

This graph shows five years of query-based flu estimates for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, compared against influenza surveillance data provided by CDC's U.S. Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network
This graph shows five years of query-based flu estimates for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, compared against influenza surveillance data provided by CDC

Google Flu Trends [google.org]
Google has identified correlations (very tight correlations) between certain search terms and actual flu activity. It’s an interesting use of the data – and it’s curious to consider what else correlates – good Wisdom of Crowds example.

Life in the Linked Data Cloud – Calais Release 4 Coming Jan 09 [OpenCalais]
OpenCalais is to release its data as RDF and join it to the LOD cloud.

define:digital identity [eFoundations]
A nice case study looking at what Digital Identity means and the implications of managing it.

BBC Programmes via Instant Messenger [Whomwah.com]
Very nice, and useful, hack from Duncan using the bbc.co.uk/programmes API to deliver content via an IM bot.

Faceberk – the anti social graph
From the mind of Dominik…

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