Tag: Privacy


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…

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…

Today's #HAchat: Anonymity & Online Health Communities

  [caption id="attachment_4748" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image credit: anotherphotograph on Flickr"][/caption] To wrap up the month of June - and Health Technology - let's look at where we, as humans, fit in to the technological landscape. In this week's Health Activist Tweetchat will discuss how The Future (technological advances, social media, etc) leads to some big…
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