What Hashtag to Use? Crowd-sourced Hashtag Projects Could be the Answer

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With any cause or campaign, it’s often daunting and difficult to dive into a Twitter conversation. You’re supposed to listen first, right? What are popular hashtags? Where do you find the online influencers? Are there conferences or Twitter chats you should be following?

If you’re asking all of the right questions, but still throwing spaghetti against your Twitter wall, know that you are not alone.

Without certain powerful and expensive analytical tools already in our online bookmarks, non-profits, advocacy groups, small businesses, and more are at a loss for how to quickly understand specific Twitter …read more

The War on Obesity?

It’s no secret that Americans are experiencing higher rates of obesity than ever before. According to the CDC, 35.7% of American adults are currently obese. There have been numerous efforts to take on this obesity issue, for example the ‘Let’s Move’ initiative championed by Mrs. Obama, and New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial 16-ounce cap on sweetened beverages.

Last week the obesity story was that of news anchor, Jennifer Livingston, who fired back at a viewer who sent her an e-mail chastising her for being overweight and not a “suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular.” Ms. …read more

A Status Update That Makes A Difference

Karen went out to dinner. Joe has a case of the Mondays. Sue became an organ donor in 2004?! What? Facebook is now promoting on their timeline feature when users became organ donors. This is important for many reasons. Though you might have checked that you wanted to be an organ donor on your license, perhaps you forgot to tell your family. This will be a way to share with the important people in your life your choice. Though this will not have the same legal standing if you haven’t signed up to be an organ donor (which you can …read more

Doctors Are Going High Tech… is that Good Thing?

About a third of doctors are using electronic health records or EHRs. That’s double the number since 2008, says a report in the journal Health Affairs. What we are seeing is an increase of a lot more computers, smartphones and iPads making their way into patient’s exam rooms. But as doctors move more and more toward electronic recording keeping, they face one daunting challenge: How to bring electronic devises into the exam room without losing the human connection with their patients.

EHRs are considered the future of health care for good reason — they can help prevent medical errors.

The …read more