Did Twitter make flu fears viral?
Now that the panic over the H1N1 flu strain has somewhat subsided, experts are contemplating what role Twitter played in helping the virus, commonly known as swine flu, go viral.
The H1N1 virus has caused around 6,500 infections in 33 countries and 65 people have died so far, according to the World Health Organization. Common seasonal flu kills up to 500,000 people a year worldwide.
So did Twitter put the media before the message and escalate anxieties by propagating rumors of biological attack and pork production infection?
Or did the Twittersphere prove itself to be the first choice in information for the wired era?
Tell us what you think.