Tag: Facebook


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…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Aaron Blocker

  Aaron Blocker was the 2016 WEGO Health Award Winner for Best in Show: Facebook and it's no surprise why. "When I was diagnosed, I had never heard of Crohn's or met anyone with the disease. Because of that, I started an online Facebook page to meet others. Six years later my community has grown…

May Poll: Your Community, Your Reach

Alright, let's see what Health Activists have to say on our May topic! Think about how you interact with your community now - what's your go-to way to connect with others?  Now, think into the future of your health advocacy - what would you like to try to take your reach, your connection, and your…

Disclosing Health-Community-You

[caption id="attachment_1343" align="alignright" width="160" caption="Ready for a smoothie made of all your online activity?"][/caption] Each health community has its own language, etiquette, and environment - unique unto itself. But now, as the internet moves toward easier, all-encompassing sign-in options (think: commenting on posts through Facebook or Twitter accounts) - will those unique and essential qualities…
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