Each one of these people cuts through hype and makes me feel smarter:
- Hilda Bastain – Editor & curator, PubMed Health. I’m addicted to her cartoons: Statistically funny. And I’m a new fan of her SciAm blog: Absolutely Maybe.
- @Laikas – Medical librarian, scientist, mom, human. I’m addicted to posts like: “Medpedia, the Medical Wikipedia, is Dead. And we Missed its Funeral…“
- Marya Zilberberg – Physician blogger, health services researcher. She doesn’t post often, but each one is a gem. Don’t take my word for it: read Laika’s review of Marya’s book, Between the Lines. Finding the Truth in Medical Literature.
- Jordan Rau – writes for Kaiser Health News. I’m addicted to his dry and sometimes even wicked tweets and RTs.
- Gary Schwitzer – Publisher, HealthNewsReview.org and Health News Watchdog blog. I’m addicted to his independence and truth-telling.
- Ben Goldacre – Doctor, blogger, author. Another in the category of wicked, no-he-didn’t-yes-he-did tweets. I’m addicted to his nerd cheerleading.
Another one to watch: my Pew Research Center colleagues working on the Fact Tank blog. Every post is scrupulously reported.
Note: there are many more people I follow in this category, but this is a good start. Who would you add?
(Previous post in this new series: Parents.)
Richard Davies says
For my MorningBusinessMemo daily blog I read the papers and follow the wires. Here are some Twitter feeds I like:
@Reuterspictures – amazing news photos from around the world.\
@GuyKawasaki – former chief evangelist for Apple. He links to interesting ideas and sites
@PeterGoldmark – international consultant on philanthropy and the environment.
@BuzzMachine blogger and j-school prof Jeff Jarvis; author of Public Parts, What Would Google Do?
@AdAge on marketing and advertising stories
Susannah Fox says
I was thinking this morning about how much I value my self-created news ticker. I still have a dead-tree news object delivered to my house every morning to be quickly divided and distributed (comics & sports section being the most eagerly grabbed). I do appreciate the choices which have been made for me when I scan the front page. But I turn pretty quickly back to Twitter, my feed and my many lists. What’s news in *my* world? What do science bloggers have to say about this breakthrough I see in the paper? What are clinicians talking about this morning? What are my colleagues in the EU discussing? Etc.
Christy Collins says
Alice Dreger @AliceDreger – posts on use of prenatal DEX and individuals with sex anatomy and gender differences + many other medical/research topics + parenting. Fierce advocate, irreverent, brave, articulate, inspiring.