The team who put together SickCity, which launched just three days ago, have already put out an upgraded version of it. This 1.1 version addresses a lot of UI problems that had been noted, makes the pages a bit friendlier on the eye, has a more accurate algorithm for measuring conversation about disease, and addresses a slew of other minor things as well.
Mostly though, in my opinion, it just looks awesome now. Something you would spend a lot more time looking at than the previous version.
God it will be great to get those maps actually working with data, huh?
Anyway, please check it out. Here are links straight to city pages, for those of you living in these areas:
New York: http://sickcity.org/USA/New%20York
Austin, TX: http://sickcity.org/USA/Austin
San Francisco: http://sickcity.org/USA/San%20Francisco
For those of you not living in those areas, there is a form on the home page of the site to add your city to the system - give it a try.