Medicine 2.0'08 (Toronto, Canada)
Introduction: Although health-related blogs are exploding in number on the Web, there has been very little examination of the governance of these blogs. In light of criticism from various sectors (especially from prominent members of the lay media, and from the clinical community) over the quality and governance of health blogs, I wished to undertake an empirical analysis of the governance of the most popular health blogs on the Web. Further, I wished to compare the content of health blogs to...
Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
”Perfection,” “Micro-Thanks” and “Micro-Ideas”: New Crowd-sourcing Concepts to Improve the Patient Experience and Foster Constructive Deliberation on the Web
Crowd-sourcing as a model of distributed problem-solving and product generation has been successfully used in the corporate world to harness the innovations of large numbers of customers who seek to improve upon existing or potential products and services. Crowd-sourcing is challenging in part because potential contributors are busy and because building a new user community on the Web is resource- and time-intensive and therefore any new community faces considerable competition for attention ...
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