Reading time: 7 – 12 minutes
Welcome to Medlib’s Round, edition 2.7, the monthly blog carnival highlighting excellent blog posts in the field of medical information. Just under a year ago, we hosted MedLibs Round 1.8: Finding Credible Health Information Online. For this edition, we wanted to focus on how social media is being used to promote health information online.
In the digital age, these are the characteristics of new media: recent, relevant, reachable and reliable.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the term mobile is being used quite often when discussing social media and health. Indeed, according to a recent Pew Internet report, 59% of adults are now accessing the internet wirelessly using a laptop or cell phone .
Keeping with this month’s theme, we’re tweeting and sharing posts using the Twitter hashtags #medinfo and #medlibs. If you like a particular post, share it with your friends and be sure to add both hashtags.
Leveraging social media to promote health information online
That concludes this month’s edition of MedLib’s Round. Past and future hosts can be found on the MedLib’s Round blog carnival index page.
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- Mobile Access 2010. Pew Internet & American Life Project. 2010 Jul 7.