Twitter is currently one of the most powerful and most influential social media tools on the web today. But, twitter is more than just a micro blogging site.
Kazemill, is a new social media-powered health map that warns about the spread of disease in Japan based on people’s tweets. The social media service has been developed by McCann Healthcare Worldwide for Japanese pharmaceutical company SSP Japan.
Kazemill monitors tweets that mentions various colds and flu symptoms and put it through an algorithm and applies it to a real time 3D map of the country to show how and where sickness is spreading. The orange dots on the map translate to itchy throat, green represents runny nose, purple stands for cough and red indicates fever. For now, the map is only available to Japan but the client has plans to expand it internationally over the next year.