UncategorizedNovember 16, 2010

Facebook Messages – some say it’s an “email killer,” others disagree; Pew Internet data shows us where email stands today among youth

With Facebook’s announcement of the rollout of “Facebook Messages,” we offer our data on teens’ communication landscape as context for understanding the potential implications of the new feature.

UncategorizedNovember 15, 2010

The Future of Health Care: Robots and Networks

A radical proposal for saving health care (use robots) meets a parallel approach (use people).

UncategorizedNovember 11, 2010

On Veterans Day: Inspiration

In honor of Veterans Day, a profile of a few inspiring soldiers and inventors.

UncategorizedNovember 4, 2010

4% of online Americans use location-based services

4% of online adults use a location-based service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are nearby.

UncategorizedNovember 1, 2010

To improve health and health care… fill in the blank

Consumers are often described as the greatest untapped information resource in medicine, but our research shows that patients and caregivers are already accessing that knowledge.

UncategorizedOctober 19, 2010

Mobile Health 2010

The online health-information environment is going mobile, particularly among younger adults.

UncategorizedOctober 18, 2010

Twitter: filter, suggestion box, idea machine, window

A very subjective guide to using Twitter to stay up to date on health and technology.

UncategorizedOctober 14, 2010

Americans and their gadgets

As the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for “anytime, anywhere” access to news, information, friends and entertainment.

UncategorizedOctober 13, 2010

Video calling and video chat

19% of Americans have tried video calls or video chat or teleconferencing online and on cell phones.

UncategorizedOctober 11, 2010

Building a Research Agenda for Participatory Medicine

Spot the opportunity: Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Nearly half of American adults use online social network sites. Networks magnify whatever they are seeded with, for good or for ill.