Health and Internet

I feel like my voice in the larger “Health 2.0” conversation is slowly, but surely, taking shape. Conversations that I avoided or ignored are garnering more attention today than they did a year ago. Granted, the quanitifiable amount of attention still isn’t anything to write home about (although it’s apparently enough to write on this blog) but I’m going to take this as a good thing.

For all the complaining that I may do, if I’m not trying to be part of the solution or at least trying to learn more about the problems that I see, then I’m not doing anyone any good. At all.

I’m not sure where these new interests will lead me, but I’m going to do my best to embrace whatever paths I find myself wandering as a result of my curiosities.

On a somewhat related note, I saw this infographic from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Some of the data presented might not seem like a big deal to you and me because we live this stuff already. But when you consider the larger population of people living with chronic illnesses, or the average person dealing with “real people sick”, I think it’s quite encouraging to see the number of people using the Internet in one form or another to find information or support.


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