1. collaborativefund:

    by
    Founder/CEO at Collaborative Fund

    In San Francisco, you can find the “Airbnb-of-everything.” Just as Airbnb capitalized on the fact that many of us have a spare bed, bedroom, or even apartment from which we’d gladly make some money, many other industries have…

    Times… they (and industries and cultures) certainly are a-changing thanks to confluence of Internet + technology + social + mobile.

    Personally, I’m waiting and hoping that they most radically impact healthcare (including food/nutrition), education, and energy above all.

    -cch

    (Source: collaborativefund)

     
  2. Stop Optimizing For Social and Learn SEO

    scottbritton:

    When I first started blogging, I didn’t use keywords and paid no attention to SEO. I WANTED FOLLOWERS BABY! 

    Eventually I learned basic SEO and started employing it on everything I created.

    Now organic search from long tail keywords make up more than half of my traffic. Twitter makes up a little more than 5%.

    Learn SEO. Then get good at it.

    Nice succinct post and fair argument in terms of balance between social and SEO.

    -cch

     
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    A little social media & tech humor. Although I wonder if this transaction should be updated to be shown virtually or via Entelo, BranchOut or TalentBin instead of IRL.  Might be reality in the not-too-distant future!-cch

    A little social media & tech humor. Although I wonder if this transaction should be updated to be shown virtually or via Entelo, BranchOut or TalentBin instead of IRL. Might be reality in the not-too-distant future!

    -cch

     
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    Good infographic here. 

All companies, big and small, must be mindful of the customer experience with their product/service offering. 

Needless to say, when companies lose site of this, it means tough times for the business sooner or later. 

To a great 2013,

-cch



fredericwilliquet:

(via Rethinking the Customer Journey in a Social World - Forbes)
    Good infographic here. All companies, big and small, must be mindful of the customer experience with their product/service offering. Needless to say, when companies lose site of this, it means tough times for the business sooner or later. To a great 2013, -cch

    fredericwilliquet:

    (via Rethinking the Customer Journey in a Social World - Forbes)

     
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    Brilliant and thoughtful piece here: “The Social Media Revolution Betrayed”.  Basically where does social media go from here?  And no, it’s not just prompted by this week’s Facebook’s earnings report as I’ve posted about this topic before.
It will be an interesting time over the next few months for these social and digital media companies, both public and private.  For successful private start-up companies, there’s usually a complicated set of decisions around M&A overtures and exit opportunities.  But for those who always dream of being a public company and ringing the NASDAQ opening bell, here’s a nice summary of “social stock” performance. 
-cch

    Brilliant and thoughtful piece here: “The Social Media Revolution Betrayed”.  Basically where does social media go from here?  And no, it’s not just prompted by this week’s Facebook’s earnings report as I’ve posted about this topic before.

    It will be an interesting time over the next few months for these social and digital media companies, both public and private.  For successful private start-up companies, there’s usually a complicated set of decisions around M&A overtures and exit opportunities.  But for those who always dream of being a public company and ringing the NASDAQ opening bell, here’s a nice summary of “social stock” performance. 

    -cch

     
  6. Ahh, the power of social media through technology to do good for society and public health in particular.  Though I’m still not a FB member.  :)

    -cch

    jayparkinsonmd:

    Nearly 7,000 people in the United States die each year while waiting for an organ transplant. It is a number that Facebook hopes to lower with its vast network of 161 million members in this country.

    The company announced a plan on Tuesday morning to encourage everyone on Facebook to start advertising their donor status on their pages, along with their birth dates and schools — a move that it hopes will create peer pressure to nudge more people to add their names to the rolls of registered organ donors.

     
  7. 10:55 5th Feb 2012

    Notes: 1

    Reblogged from ataussig

    Tags: Social mediaTechnology

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    #socialmedia “explained” here… although missing @tumblr!
-cch
ataussig:

Thank you @douglaswray and @threeshipsmedia.

    #socialmedia “explained” here… although missing @tumblr!

    -cch

    ataussig:

    Thank you @douglaswray and @threeshipsmedia.

     
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    Very excited for the future of education and healthcare, two huge and important industries that are ripe (and overdue) for new technology and innovation.
-cch
gjmueller:

Students Want Social Media in Schools

In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How  administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining  what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them  against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate  with students are all addressed in this useful guide. MindShift’s Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites is also in the lineup.

    Very excited for the future of education and healthcare, two huge and important industries that are ripe (and overdue) for new technology and innovation.

    -cch

    gjmueller:

    Students Want Social Media in Schools

    In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate with students are all addressed in this useful guide. MindShift’s Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites is also in the lineup.

     
  9. Doctors, like all consumers, have challenges with app discovery, download, and usage.  This is a small survey sample of a few hundred healthcare professionals, so certainly a larger N is needed, but I’d predict that these survey findings are correct from a trend perspective.  While 45% of healthcare professionals have downloaded 50+ apps, on average there are only about 7 apps that they utilize on a daily basis (a utilization metric for health should be daily, as it should be a tighter metric of engagement vs total downloads or monthly or weekly utilization).  Worse, the top medical/health apps that are used most aren’t even specific to the medical/health profession (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, NYTimes, Weather Channel)!
We need integrated health/medical apps that can are embedded within the healthcare delivery system and be a platform for all stakeholders (providers, facilities, payors, patients, and caregivers) to interact.  In a secure way of course. Is that too much to ask?
-cch
coolhealthinfographics:

Medical App Overload! Infographic by Epocrates

    Doctors, like all consumers, have challenges with app discovery, download, and usage.  This is a small survey sample of a few hundred healthcare professionals, so certainly a larger N is needed, but I’d predict that these survey findings are correct from a trend perspective.  While 45% of healthcare professionals have downloaded 50+ apps, on average there are only about 7 apps that they utilize on a daily basis (a utilization metric for health should be daily, as it should be a tighter metric of engagement vs total downloads or monthly or weekly utilization).  Worse, the top medical/health apps that are used most aren’t even specific to the medical/health profession (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, NYTimes, Weather Channel)!

    We need integrated health/medical apps that can are embedded within the healthcare delivery system and be a platform for all stakeholders (providers, facilities, payors, patients, and caregivers) to interact.  In a secure way of course. Is that too much to ask?

    -cch

    coolhealthinfographics:

    Medical App Overload! Infographic by Epocrates

     
  10. Interesting article, with “gamification” layered into the piece as it relates to social media/social networks and use thereof for health and behavior change. My thoughts on this are that the right integration with social media/networks only amplifies positive health behavior change. I strongly think there is a net positive, because whether it is envy of the behavior or performance of ones network itself spurring action or that more triggers pop up throughout the day in ones social feed around healthy achievements that subconsciously motivates one to action - I believe more people are apt to engage in healthy behavior than otherwise not. While I am an n of 1, the recent findings of Edelman’s 2011 Health Barometer Report support my view, as they discovered that individuals’ healthy behaviors are more influenced by their social network than financial incentives. So… we should encourage health engagement through social networks and games, although I think in the long run, there needs to be deeper engagement and motivation through other means besides game dynamics to ensure lasting behavior change.

    -cch

     
  11. HC social media

    Interesting data (infographic) around what physicians think about social media, what tools they use, and how it impacts their lives (and their patients’ lives).  While 66% of doctors have a positive view of the impact of patient support communities on their patients, only 38% recommend their patients join them.  Seems like a disconnect.  Here’s hoping that technology can be further incorporated and integrated into healthcare delivery to improve patient experiences and improve quality/outcomes.  

    -cch

     
  12. Sobering public health statistics (particularly for females) and striking images here.  In particular, the stat that girls see over 400 advertisements per day around body image and beauty reminds me of this striking video clip from a Dove campaign around real beauty that I first saw in business school.  With the prevalence of technology and social media, it brings up the debate as to whether technology makes growing up easier in this and future generations or whether it actually makes things tougher.   I’ve thought about this a bunch and written about it before (coming off of SXSW and an interesting article from the Guardian about whether the Internet is over).  I think it (technology and social media in particular) amplifies the good and bad of society, culture, and behavior, and accelerates the diffusion thereof.  I hope that for all the silliness and fun that social media can bring to our daily lives, it can continue to serve as a key outlet for social good, information and awareness, be it uprisings in the Middle East to campaigns for voting to public health initiatives.

    -cch

     
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    Great research from a recent PwC study around the percentage of adult consumers who have used social media for healthcare purposes - about a 1/3 of consumers.  However, when you look at consumer behavior by cohort, the percentage jumps up: 50% of consumers under the age of 35 have used social media for healthcare purposes.  The interesting details here show that individuals are using “traditional” social media sites primarily for healthcare (Facebook, Youtube, etc sites lead the list) versus healthcare specific social media sites (WebMD is tied for #6, along with LinkedIn and MySpace!).  I think this speaks to the power of human social networks and influence, as corroborated by some of the findings from Edelman’s 2011 Health Barometer report as my friends at Blueprint Health recently blogged about.
While the data on consumer usage of social media for healthcare is interesting, this PwC report also presents some larger, disturbing data on healthcare consumer behavior: almost 1/2 (46%) of the consumers surveyed delayed getting care in 2011 because of the cost of those healthcare services.  Let’s hope with the push for bundled care, ACOs, and true consumer driven healthcare, that we see greater transparency around healthcare quality and cost data, and ultimately lower prices for services in the US.
-cch

    Great research from a recent PwC study around the percentage of adult consumers who have used social media for healthcare purposes - about a 1/3 of consumers.  However, when you look at consumer behavior by cohort, the percentage jumps up: 50% of consumers under the age of 35 have used social media for healthcare purposes.  The interesting details here show that individuals are using “traditional” social media sites primarily for healthcare (Facebook, Youtube, etc sites lead the list) versus healthcare specific social media sites (WebMD is tied for #6, along with LinkedIn and MySpace!).  I think this speaks to the power of human social networks and influence, as corroborated by some of the findings from Edelman’s 2011 Health Barometer report as my friends at Blueprint Health recently blogged about.

    While the data on consumer usage of social media for healthcare is interesting, this PwC report also presents some larger, disturbing data on healthcare consumer behavior: almost 1/2 (46%) of the consumers surveyed delayed getting care in 2011 because of the cost of those healthcare services.  Let’s hope with the push for bundled care, ACOs, and true consumer driven healthcare, that we see greater transparency around healthcare quality and cost data, and ultimately lower prices for services in the US.

    -cch

     
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    You wanna know what’s cool? A billion people is what’s cool… (a billion and change)…
-cch
thenextweb:

(via Business social networking in China set to grow five fold by 2013)

    You wanna know what’s cool? A billion people is what’s cool… (a billion and change)…

    -cch

    thenextweb:

    (via Business social networking in China set to grow five fold by 2013)