Could google have discovered swine flu in Mexico before the outbreak started to spread? Possibly. The Data is there, they may just need to be looking in the right place. Check out their Flu Trends Tracking for the United States. And the experimental tracking for Mexico. You can easily see the local search trends here because the data is older. Give the US a little time and we will see the trends show up. Hopefully we are looking in the right areas.
Published On: Apr 30, 2009