Social Media Resources in Health and Medicine
There are many sites to chose from if you want to get started in Social Media. For Health Professionals here is an updated list of available sites divided into categories. It’s impressive and updated regularly. Here’s a summary of what is included from HLWiki Canada:
- Academic science 2.0 (social networking) (20 services)
- Bookmarking and infomanagement (12 services)
- Consumer health 2.0 (social networking) (24 services)
- Medicine 2.0 (social networking) (15 services)
- Micro-blogging, -searching & -aggregation (7 services)
- Open knowledge-sharing sites (9 services)
- Personal life 2.0 & genetics tracking (13 services)
- Search 2.0 tools (11 services)
- Slide & video sharing sites (10 services)
- Medical Video sharing sites
- Podcasts and videocasts
- Applie iphones 3GS for Physicians
- Medical sites for mobiles
- Full contents list here
If you doubted the value of wiki’s have a look at the amazing amount of information contained in these links. The wiki was created in 2006 to support a health library course at the University of British Columbia.
The wiki is one part of using interactive, collaborative social software in our classes to encourage discussion with and between our students… This wiki, however, is not the exclusive domain of students taking our course. In fact, we encourage all professional health librarians to participate.
So, if you are interested in contributing your expertise to writing some of the wiki entries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This post is in preparation of a presentation to be given at the Noi2010 Conference mid-April on applications of Digital Strategy in Health.