- Your Tweets Can Predict When You’ll Get the Flu | Surprising Science
Interesting stuff on a practical application for aggregate twitter data. This is what they should be bloody monetising, *not* selling eyeballs to advertisers. (Well, except that I guess I'd kinda object to them saying "we'll only help with public health tracking if we're paid to…)
- This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time | Harry Leslie Smith
A 91 year old war veteran on the fact the "remembrance" has become political theatre. I can't help but agree. For a few years now, it's been my policy to donate to the poppy appeal but not wear the poppy, because I don't like the political overtones it's been acquiring.