TED – Larry Brilliant Wants to Stop Pandemics

Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.

Larry Brilliant discusses the eradication of smallpox and protection from pandemic. His slogan of “Early Detection, Early Response ” is inspiring. You will also learn about GPHIN (Global Public Health Intelligence Network) located, not surprisingly, in Ottawa.

Whither Twitter?

Honestly, I don’t have a lot of faith in the future of Twitter. While I understand the capability for real-time microblogs, I see it as an interesting capability of a more extensive social networking site.

I am staying with Twitter to observe possible changes and how users are leveraging the tool. Right now, it appears to have a few key areas of focus: