Tag: Facebook


For Health Communities, Facebook is Too Important to Delete

No one is happy about Facebook’s failure to protect our data, including its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who issued a mea culpa in newspaper ads over the weekend. “This was a breach of trust and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” Zuckerberg said. “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we…

How to use Facebook groups as a patient community

When my husband and I created our website Diabetes Strong in 2015, one of our greatest challenges was to find a way to communicate directly with our community – outside of just comments on individual blog posts and our newsletter. A review of the existing diabetes forums and message boards revealed that most of them…

Patient Influencers See a Boost from Facebook News Feed Changes

POV by Jack Barrette, CEO & Founder, WEGO Health   What has changed?   Mark Zuckerberg announced in January that Facebook changed its algorithm to promote more personal content over content created by publishers and brands. Zuckerberg wrote, "As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media.…

The ROI of Social Media in Healthcare: 10 Benefits

Social media can be a murky area of marketing for many businesses. It can be difficult to see what kind of impact it’s having. And, it can be difficult to know what metrics to measure to see if a social media campaign is working. In healthcare, this can be even more confusing.   Despite the challenges,…

5 Top Facebook Patient Leaders to Watch in 2018

Check this out... Facebook among online patient communities really IS a big deal. Patient communities aside, let's first check out these Facebook stats: Every month, there are an estimated 1.39 billion active users on Facebook who spend on average 40 minutes a day on the site. Your siblings, college friends, and even grandparents are now…

Fake News in Healthcare Can Be Quite Dangerous in Facebook’s Health Communities

As Facebook hires 3,000 more foot soldiers to fight fake news in healthcare, they join a battle against dangerously bad online health information that’s been raging for years. But now at the front lines, they’ll find reinforcements: volunteer consumer watchdogs on a mission to protect the chronically ill or the newly diagnosed from bogus claims…
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