Friends, I have yet another so-extraordinary-it’s-ordinary story of peer-to-peer health care to share. Andrew Wilkinson wrote on Twitter: A few months ago, as a last ditch effort, I posted on Twitter about the horrible acid reflux which I’d been suffering from for almost 10 years. I had tried just about everything. Proton pump inhibitors, dietary […]
Who are you addicted to on Twitter? Research watchdog edition.
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 […]
Who are you addicted to on Twitter? Parents edition.
Here are a few of the people I’m addicted to for insights on parenting & health: @SavingCase – Mom of a child with a rare disease. I’m addicted to how she keeps the window into her life crystal clear so we all can learn from her experiences. Erin Moore – Mom of a child with […]
Sincerity in the storm (welcome to our world)
Hurricane Sandy “slapped the snark out of Twitter” for media reporter David Carr. In his column today, Carr discusses a newfound sense of community, which will sound familiar to anyone who uses social media to navigate an acute or chronic health condition: – Twitter turns serious during a crisis – Certain users and hashtags can […]
I can’t imagine conducting research, especially about the internet, without welcoming people into the process, so I wrote up some examples of how I use social tools in my work.
What’s your health care dream?
Note: This is two posts in one — scroll down to read Regina Holliday’s point of view. From Susannah Fox: For me, Twitter is a free-wheeling space where people dance with ideas. Anyone is welcome to jump into the spotlight and take a twirl. That’s how I see hashtags – spotlights on circles of people, […]