SickWeather app reveals sick people near you

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A new app can tell you when the people around you are sick by using data from their Facebook & Tweets. Here comes the hysteria...

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A new app called Sickweather is causing us a little bother in the office today.

Doing what it says on the tin, it tells you what illnesses people have around you in your given area.

We don't need any more hypochondriac enabling, thank you very much.

But how does it work, we hear you ask?

It culls your Facebook and Twitter ramblings about being poorly and adds them to a load of other peoples' to make a slightly terrifying sickness map.

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© Sickweather



Users of the app can click into one of the sickness categories to see where, in real time, people are suffering from a specific kind of illness as well as report them through its interface allowing you to tattle on that bus sneezer.

That'll make you clutch your antibac gel that bit tighter.

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© Sickweather



What's to stop people from overreacting about illness? Why would anyone report a cold? Could this not lead to all sorts of crazy misdiagnoses?

As you can see we have just a few questions.

Featured as a 'best new app' in the fitness category by Apple must mean that they're doing something right though.

Will you be getting this health aware app? Tweet us @handbagcom

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