Posts tagged ‘research’

February 27th, 2012

Social Tone: Health Networks vs. Standard Communities

by Susan

One of the things I love best about working at WEGO Health is hearing directly from Health Activists about their motivations for going – and staying – online; essentially, how the internet and social media has changed the lives of both patients and caregivers today.  Generally, we hear that people go online looking for support and information around their diagnosis, or that of a loved one, and that for the most part, they find both support and information within that online community and that the majority of experiences within the online community are positive.  As a Health Activist yourself, I’m sure you know that this is a major factor in wanting to stay active and engaged within the online community.

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