Tag: Facebook


6 Facebook Live Mistakes Brands Should Avoid

Facebook Live launched in 2016 and quickly changed the social media landscape. Livestreaming on the platform has seen massive growth each year. According to Facebook, nearly 2 billion people have watched a live broadcast, and engagement levels are 6 times higher on live video than with traditional video content. For brands, Facebook Live offers an…

2018 Top 10 Best in Show: Facebook

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community…

Social POV: Twitter for Patient Engagement

Since joining the social media landscape in 2006, Twitter has quickly become a ubiquitous part of our popular culture. Although it may be best known for witty one-liners, political arguments, and real-time breaking news, Twitter is surprisingly fertile ground for patient engagement. What is Twitter Used For? Each day, 500 million tweets are sent from…

Social POV: Facebook for Patient Engagement

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has quickly become the most ubiquitous social media platform. From its early days of connecting students on college campuses, Facebook honed its connection-making skills to become one of the easiest ways for people to connect online. In the past few years, it has become apparent that Facebook offers particular…

In the News: Online Health Communities After Cambridge Analytica

Before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook seemed to be on an endlessly upward trajectory. One of the platform’s biggest strengths had become group functionality. Over 100 million people are members of groups on the social media platform. These groups have grown to be especially meaningful for patients. Following news of the major data breach, Facebook…

Understanding Patient Engagement with Facebook

Despite some recent missteps, Facebook remains a thriving place for online patient communities. Understanding how patients are using Facebook can help those in the healthcare industry leverage the platform to better engage with patients and caregivers.   Why do patients use Facebook? Patients use Facebook the same way and for the same reasons that most…
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