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Facebook Unveils Its New Map To Show You The Spread Of Corona Virus

Biz Insider - A new interactive map created by Facebook shines a new light on the spread of coronavirus: Rather than rely on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, it shows how many people are reporting coronavirus symptoms on a county-by-county level. The map uses data from a survey of over a million Facebook users conducted by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, according to a Facebook statement. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook's 2 billion-person user base makes it uniquely positioned to help researchers conduct sweeping surveys to better understand the COVID-19 outbreak. "Facebook is uniquely suited to run these surveys because we serve a global community of billions of people and can do statistically accurate sampling," Zuckerberg wrote in a post Monday morning. "We do this in a privacy protective way where only the researchers at Carnegie Mellon see individual survey responses — and Facebook only sees aggregated data." Facebook plans to continue carrying out weekly surveys to to keep the map updated. While the map currently only reflects US counties, the company will start running surveys globally in the coming weeks. According to Zuckerberg, the data gathered from Facebook users could help health authorities and governments decide how and when to reopen certain parts of the world in the coming months.

Zuckerberg just dropped a big old bomb from The Facebook Company (Didnt know that was their name until I heard it 60,000,000 times last night during the Last Dance.) He and all his geniuses at Facebook have been wired in for the last month and they finally shared their project with the world.....

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The Facebook COVID Map

BOOM. Mapquest, motherfuckers! Complete with the little plus/minus buttons to zoom in! Welcome to 1999 bitch!

Color me unimpressed. Now, the bar is set very high when it comes to interesting Corona Virus related material in my book. WAYYYYY back on like, Day 2 of Quarantine when the Washington post dropped their bouncing balls simulator to explain to everyone how important it is to Flatten The Curve:

Using Brick to teach us? Brilliant. Making a weather map to show me who has Corona? Meh. Like are we looking at precipitation or COVID-19? I can barely tell the difference.

I'm sure this is actually a magnificent achievement in technology and data but I was kinda hoping for more? Like projections over time and showing the progress or regression in the spread? Maybe compare it to other countries? Or different periods of time from other countries? See if we are doing better or worse than others? What might happen or what could have happened? But I guess this map is cool. I zoomed in on The Bronx and Westchester and  I was like, "cool cool, living in a virtual petri dish of sick people" and then went back to my day. 

Meanwhile Zuckerberg is now just harvesting all our medical data in his "anonymous" surveys. Only a matter of time before Zuck takes 5G and his billion person network and unleashes Artificial Intelligence on us. Self driving cars taking us wherever he tells them. Bank accounts emptying into his pockets because he tells them to. Accessing our smart phones with all our financial and medical privacy right there on em. Hey everybody look over here at this cool Google Maps thing I've been making....pay no attention to the technological revolution I've been orchestrating to take over the world you know it! We're gonna survive Corona only to be enslaved by Big Zuck. 5G ZuckerberGGGGG. Join me for Corona Conspiracy Hour, episode 3 coming soon!

PS - When I went back and looked at those tweets showing the different scenarios for the spread of Corona Virus, I noticed scenario number 3, when quarantines break down and people go back out into life:

I really dont know the answer about when to resume life, but if that simulation is what happens to us because the Anti-Lockdown protesters get back out there because they love MURICA so much, and we go right back to square one….well lets just say I do know thats not the answer.