Latinos Online, 2006-2008
64% of Latino adults ages 18 and older used the internet in 2008, compared with 54% of Latinos in 2006.
Participatory Culture + Health Care
Quick answers to frequently-asked questions: Is a cultural shift affecting health care? How do people judge the quality of health information online? Are patients ready for this?
Participatory medicine and health data rights on NPR
NPR’s Morning Edition story, “Patients Turn to Online Buddies for Help Healing,” combined research and real-life examples, participatory medicine and health data rights.
Tell the FDA the whole story, please
The FDA should hear about the reality of the information marketplace, which is increasingly mobile and social, not about the past failings of consumers to check the source and date of health information online.
The Twitter Question
How we measure Twitter and status updating (and an invitation to help us improve).
Multitasking — Lee Rainie on Kojo Nnamdi’s talk show
My appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi talk show on WAMU (a Washington PBS station) about new research on the problems with mutitasking.
Uncle Sam and Social Media
Federal agencies can, and should, be the first responders to health questions. Social media can help.
Quiz: What Kind of Tech User Are You?
Take the quiz to find out where you fit in the typology of technology users.
Mobile could be a game-changer. But only for those who get in the game.
Participatory medicine is taking hold with both citizens and health professionals. But there are still pockets of people who lack access to the basic technology, lack the skills required to participate, or who may lack the sense that they are welc…
Participatory Democracy, Participatory Medicine
New survey data shows that not only is there a participatory class of citizen, but there is a participatory class of patient.