Who is sick? is a clever idea, and similar in many ways to my “what’s going around?” idea. It allows people with symptoms of something or another — bloody stool! sniffles! cough! muscle ache! — to add their location and symptoms to a map.
Why clever? Because it is the data-rich beginnings of grassroots epidemiology via capturing the kinds of conversations that usually only happen in doctors’ offices. You, know, “You have a cold. That’s going around”.
Granted, the interface is no hell, and it would better if it were more live, and there was a better sense of recency. Nevertheless, this is the beginnings of something nifty, a kind of Twitter for hypochondriacs.