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September 21, 2018
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Could Twitter spot Swine Flu? (Listen)
Library of Congress: Where all Tweets eventually will be stored.
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Researchers at the Los Alamos national lab are embarking on a fascinating research project. They want to know how to track communicable diseases like the flu, and they'll be using your Twitter messages to do it. Why yours? Because soon allTweets, except those specifically marked "private," will be cataloged by the Library of Congress.

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