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Sick City

SickCity.org is a new website that is a Twitter (and soon to be Facebook) application that searches tweets for mentions of illness in cities around the world and collates them into a day-by-day sickness league. London, New York and San Francisco are ailing the most at the moment. Click on a city’s sickness chart and you’ll go through to a google map and a list of people who have succumbed. So for example, gabs is currently recovering from man flu in London, while Glittermix in NYC has food poisoning.

Diseases tracked include the aforementioned, along with chicken pox, sore throats and head colds.

It’s not overly accurate, as it reported that bbcvideo had food poisoning, when in fact they were just reporting that a year-long inquiry into a food poisoning outbreak is coming to an end.


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