Category Archives: Social media

It’s really not that healthy

I could be talking about Obamacare, but I’m really not. I’m talking about Facebook. I’m on it because a lot of people are, and I’ve found some positive things about it. Connecting with old friends. Staying up on my son’s … Continue reading

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The Gutenberg press

The Gutenberg press democratized information and reading. The internet, blogs, and social media has made us all publishers and content producers. I keep looking for people that actually have something to say. Yes, we can all put things out in the … Continue reading

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SocialWorks

SocialWorks is a tool designed to assist health care communicators create and implement a social media strategy for their health care campaigns. It is part of a suite of tools known as “Healthcommworks” (https://www.healthcommworks.org)  developed by the CDC to assist … Continue reading

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Cyber-bullies

Bullies When I was a kid, I got bullied.  Punched in the face. Run over with a bicycle. The third time I got beat up, my dad told me “Might as well punch him back, but whatever you do, better … Continue reading

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Alone by the light of the computer

http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2012/10/3qs-the-social-impact-of-social-networks/ This article, particularly point two, suggests that social media, in effect, magnifies already existing behavior. That does make me wonder, because it seems social media has, perhaps, created some new types of behaviors. It does make sense to me … Continue reading

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Off the grid part II

Certainly, 300 facebook friends is worth…how many real relationships? Dunbars numbers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar’s_number) doesn’t apply to our facebook/twitter/social media relationships. “Friends” in the historical use now must take on a different connotation? Of course, Dunbars term is “social relationships” which certainly … Continue reading

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Off the grid

http://kaneconsulting.biz/blog/2011/five-lessons-i-learned-from-my-week-off-of-the-grid What does this blog post about being “off the grid” teach us about being “on the grid?” Are the virtual relationships now worth more (or as much) as our real relationships? Putnam’s “Bowling Alone” always makes me wonder where … Continue reading

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