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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Future Online Activism

Today's challenge:

The future of online activism. Our favorite social media sites are constantly undergoing renovations to become quicker to navigate, easier to interact with, all encompassing, mobile, and everywhere. Imagine the same thing about your community – how will they evolve, improve, and grow?

I have not given this much thought. I think the coolest action right now is with the mobile devices. Being able to see your favorite health blogger's posts on your Android or iPhone or iPad will increase their visibility. Using tools to copy posts to your facebook page automatically is another way to spread. Facebook is killing their own app that allows automatic copies of posts but there are other options, like, that I hope will continue to work.

My wish is that we bring in more nonprofits that are focused on evidence-based medicine, and incorporate information from their sites into our blogs. The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making is one such nonprofit. Worst Pills, Best Pills is another. We need to get away from relying on medical websites that are supported by advertising by medical corporations. The conflicts of interest are obvious.

The health blog sites that I belong to are changing so rapidly that I am at a loss to suggest much more at this time!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:

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