Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.
The Long Tail of Hobbies Online
Whether you're into whiffle hurling, baton twirling or hair curling, chances are there's someone out there who wants to help you learn.
83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day.
Online Patient Groups
12% of internet users participate in an online patient group.
The “News and Schmooze” Explosion
A new study finds a proliferation of “citizen media” web sites that fit somewhere on the media spectrum between the street-corner soapbox and the local daily newspaper. While concluding that these grassroots outlets are successful at creating community conversations, the report on this emerging landscape also reveals that many are tenuous, shoestring operations.
MyHealth, Circa 2007
Tagging, blogging, and social networking sites allow internet users to search for, catalog, and disseminate information.
Charting the Online Revolution
In the ninth and last of our summer roundtable discussions on the future of the news media, bloggers and analysts discuss how the Internet is transforming the gathering and delivery of information and also offer their ideas on what traditional news organizations must do to keep pace and remain relevant.
A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers.
Blogs and health care
Blogs are part of the bigger story about dramatic change in people's information environments. This presentation on health-related blogs focuses on their implication for health providers in communicating with patients and caregivers.
The Strength of Internet Ties
The internet helps maintain people's social networks, and connects them to members of their social network when they need help. 60 million Americans have turned to the internet for help with major life decisions.
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