Google Acquires Public Health-Oriented Statistics Tool

March 22, 2007 at 11:37 am (Links, Michael's Posts)

The story: some Swedish folks, with the health of the globe in mind, designed a cool tool for gathering statistics so as to make the plight of the poor in the world more powerfully factual in hopes of raising awareness and building strength in the discourse. Google recently bought that tool.
Is this a good or a bad thing?
Good: increased exposure and power is imbued in the tool via association with the WebGiant Google.
Bad: corporatization and the subsequent dulling of the social justice side of the tool.
Another health blog, Public Health Matters, has posted an article that I read and found interesting.
A call for action may be in the works.

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