Just Talking with Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox returns to the podcast this week to talk about her work at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sharing her son’s food allergies with Stanford Medicine X, the rewarding challenge of engaging an audience on Medium, and a new exercise in empathy from people impacted by cystic fibrosis. Enjoy.

Follow Susannah on Twitter @SusannahFox and susannahfox.com.

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“Stress might come from maintaining a large network of Facebook friends, feeling jealous of their well-documented and well-appointed lives, the demands of replying to text messages, the addictive allure of photos of fantastic crafts on Pinterest, having to keep up with status updates on Twitter, and the “fear of missing out” on activities in the lives of friends and family.” –Psychological Stress and Social Media Use | Pew Research

Somewhat related.

Source (linked) via xkcd.com

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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.

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Pew Internet

Susannah Fox, Associate Director at Pew Internet & American Life Project, is on the podcast this week. We spend the hour admiring data, the process of developing a study, the value of open data, and we take a glimpse at how deep the rabbit hole of research and analysis can go. Enjoy.

Follow Susannah on Twitter at @SusannahFox.

And you can keep up with Susannah’s findings and musings at pewinternet.org and e-patients.net respectively.

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