Using the "friendship paradox" to predict flu spread
The friendship paradox determines socially higher ranking individuals in a social network. Using this kind of networking skill for the research of flu spread has shown it is more efficient (by approx. 2 weeks) in determining the spread of flu as opposed to the random method of gathering information.
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