The State of New Media and HIV
At the 19th International AIDS Conference, Susannah Fox shared a social history of the internet – our national story and her grandmother’s story.
The Future of Big Data
While many see promise in the future of data analysis, some fear that work with gigantic stores of information could lead to privacy abuses and mistaken forecasts
Health Care Hackers
Presenting our research to a roomful, not just a row full, of rare-disease patients and caregivers was an extraordinary experience.
The Rise of the “Connected Viewer”
52% of adult cell owners use their phones while engaging with televised content; younger audiences are particularly active in these “connected viewing” experiences
Family Caregivers Online
Thirty percent of U.S. adults provide support to a loved one. The internet is a key information and communications resource for this front-line labor force.
CureTogether acquired by 23andme
Grassroots contribution to health research just got a boost. Is it time for us to measure personal genetic testing?
The Future of Corporate Responsibility
Corporate responsibility: How far will tech firms go in helping repressive regimes?
The Future of Smart Systems
Experts think tech-enhanced homes, appliances, and utilities will spread. But those systems are complex and so far there is low public demand, so they advise: Don’t expect to see the “Home of the Future” by 2020.
Bowling Alone, Healing Together
The American Journal of Managed Care recently published a commentary entitled, “Bowling Alone, Healing Together: The Role of Social Capital in Delivery Reform.”
Cell Internet Use 2012
17% of cell phone owners do most of their online browsing on their phone, rather than a computer or other device. Most do so for convenience, but for some their phone is their only option for online access.