tracking the swine flu/the panic
The traffic on twitter is a good measure of the possibility of total panic over swine flu, and also the attempt by citizen media people to offset hype with information.
From Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, a flu wiki for “calm neutral information:” flu.wikia.com.
A Google map of outbreaks …
When I told Rob Stuart that the outbreak is reportedly some hybrid of swine flu and avian flu, he came back in less than 5 seconds with the excellent “So pigs really do fly.”