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edwalker.net: How we used cached Google pages to track down norovirus victims

Some nifty advice from Media Wales online communities editor Ed Walker, who has a blog post up on using cached Google pages to dig up deleted information. Walker was trying to find out who had been staying at a Cardiff hotel during an outbreak of the norovirus.

Who were these 100 people? What was it like having the bug? It was a Friday afternoon when this broke and with despair we called the hotel but got nothing. The council would only confirm the dates when it happened and how many people were being treated. So, I pulled out my Google search terms and set about finding out who could have contracted the norovirus.

Full post on edwalker.net at this link.

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