Doctors often avoid an online presence for fear that they’ll be approached by strangers with questions. I haven’t found this to be the case myself. I’m very visible in these parts yet I’m shocked by how few people ask questions about their kids. Susannah Fox today touched on the issue today. She arranged some recent Pew data which suggest that very few internet ... Continue Reading about Do We Care What Doctors Think?
Information is becoming a huge part of my world. All day it comes at me like a stream through a growing number of channels. Scraps, stories, bits of language, quotes, weird angles, pictures, unique human tensions, links and concepts. These can be virtual, IRL, or in my mind. Perhaps the most important things are the ideas that come to me by way of the things I ... Continue Reading about Capture
First he won at Jeopardy. Now IBM Watson is helping to treat cancer. IBM, WellPoint, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center today unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs. This is transformative stuff. IBM Watson is using evidence-based treatment models to individualize care and improve the speed and quality of ... Continue Reading about Why IBM Watson is Important
I recently read Too Big to Know by David Weinberger. Times have changed. We used to get information from books or experts. But now knowledge is on the network. Patients have access to the same information as doctors. Everything we understand about knowledge, where it lives, and how it’s shared is changing. Too Big to Know occupies itself with the fact that the ... Continue Reading about For Doctors, the World is Too Big to Know
One way to get traffic to your blog is to make a great big list of people and declare that they're important. Influencers, People You Need to Know, Up-and-Comers. The only thing people love more than a list is being on a list. And the only thing people love more than being on a list is telling other people that they're on a list. This is the link bait list. I've ... Continue Reading about Link Bait Lists
I’ve been thinking about how we use social media. How can we characterize what we do? I have always used Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff's Social Technographics ladder for thinking about the various levels of social media participation. I want to make a simpler ladder of social engagement for use in teaching others about social media. Perhaps there could be as few ... Continue Reading about A Simpler Ladder of Social Engagement