Advocacy

Patient Blogs in the Wall Street Journal — Who, Me??

OK, so a few hours after I posted my spiel about medical blogs last week, I got an email from a woman claiming to be a journalist writing a piece about PATIENT BLOGS for the WALL ST. JOURNAL. And guess what? She WAS a genuine journalist writing a piece about PATIENT BLOGS for the WALL ST. JOURNAL!!! As many of you know, I was featured in the story on Wednesday, May 4.
Warning, Rare Occurrence:…

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Endo Blogs!

Anyone else notice that once you get sucked into the blog scene, it’s kinda hard to stop? I mean, Web surfing till the wee hours was one thing, but now I click through a labyrinth of fascinating blogs at least twice a day, often so intent that I tune out my kids’ screaming altogether (oooh, maybe I could write it off as therapy?)
In any case, I wanted to share the news that there are…

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“Patient Accounts are Worth Every Word”

More good email: Martine writes to tell me that this week’s Grand Rounds are up at her blog, MudFud: Tales of an MD/PhD Student.
“This carnival celebrates every aspect of medicine, from the student to the surgeon and the patient on the table. Please help me celebrate this week’s best posts in the medical blogosphere by posting a link on your site.”
Martine has organized this week’s “best-of” as “A Day in the Life of…

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Medblogs Galore

In my diabetic Internet travels, I have learned that there are an incredible number of medical Web logs out there. It seems the medical community was one of the first to catch on to the power of blogs. A few of these medical blogs have been around since 1999 (the blog Stone Age, mind you!), and with today’s plethora, they now even have their own weekly roundup of the best stuff offered, called the Grand…

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Diabetes and the Blogosphere

I spent yesterday at a Bite PR blogging conference with icon presenters the likes of Doc Searls, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, Tom Foremski of Silicon Valley Watcher, and Mark Jen, the guy who got fired from Google recently for blogging about their stuff.
I came away more convinced than ever that: 1) we are just experiencing the tip of the iceberg here — blogs have reinvented publishing forever; 2) traditional media still “doesn’t get…

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