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Swine flu proves a perfect case for widespread use of Twitter. Never before has there been a method by which important breaking news can spread with the velocity it is spread on Twitter. When I saw the stories of swine flu in the news, I tweeted about it, just as thousands of others did.
There has been a lot of misinformation on the topic of Swine Flu (H1N1), but the fact that Twitter has provided for such fast spread makes me wonder if Twitter can outspread the flu.
Swine Flu Outbreak on Twitter
Here is a compilation of just a few news stories that I found interesting and that I tweeted:
There are a lot of recent tweets about Swine Flu on Twitter. Twitter will surely be the best place to keep an eye on this news. Here is a link to a Twitter search for Swine Flu. Additionally, a presumably credible authority on Swine Flu on Twitter is @CDCemergency (Website). Keep an eye on this, and if you have seen an interesting story on the subject, please tweet it and also add it to the comments of this blog post.
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