Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.
Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual. Includes video and slides.
Peer-to-peer healthcare is a way for people to do what they have always done - lend a hand, lend an ear, lend advice - but at internet speed and at internet scale.
The internet provides access not only to information, but also to each other, and this has transformed the health communications landscape over the last 10 years.
How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other.
How people's trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies.
The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.
Lee Rainie discusses e-patients and their online behavior