Monday, May 26, 2008

What is our role as bloggers?

In the last days im thinking about us - the bloggers and our role in conjuction with the industry in general or in the Health 2.0 world specifically.

Do we have to be always a "cheerleaders" of every entrepreneur in the field or we are taking more serious part and sometimes even can criticize some trends in general and even specific application when we think it can contribute to positive and constructive discussion?

I had these thoughts again after I wrote a minor criticism regarding a new site called

unfortunately it seems that some entrepreneurs are taking personally any kind of criticism.


Criticism is a part of developement
Its a matter of maturity to accept criticism and its one of the first and importanat gates that every entrepreneur must pass through.
As I wrote before it only for the matter of building a stormy dialog.

Everyone who is respect such constructive dialog should promote such kind of criticism side by side to compliments and enthusiasm from platforms and application which deserve it.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Its time to be more innovative


I must disagree with my colleauge in the health 2.0 world - Bertalan Mesko who is writing the excellent blog - Scienceroll.
In one of his latest post he wrote about a new platform called

Bertalan called it : "Facebook for scientist"
Maybe it is . Maybe its a great platform but still it seems to be a generic one .
Im disagrre with the pharse :
" changes the picture by offering international networking technology to scientists of all disciplines. It is the world’s first platform of its kind and features numerous technological highlights that simplify research cooperation".

People, we must be more innovative . There are numerous platforma that are trying to be the "Facebook for scientist" already. Some will say there are even more .
Now we are looking for something new, something that leed us to the next step not saying the next generation.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New fully detailed Health 2.0 research

My friend just now referred me to a research that seems to be a very detailed and comprehensive about the Health 2.0 sector.
The report called E-Health 2.0.
You can purchase the full 108 pages report or try first to read the free executive summary.

quotation for describing the article :

"The report details how the application of web 2.0 technologies is now driving far-reaching changes in healthcare systems in the UK, USA and Europe, a trend it terms e-health 2.0."

Enjoy your time reading it.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ask experts on-line

Its not a new idea but it seems that it will be a central part of what we are calling "Health 2.0". Health gives you the opportunity to ask doctors and medical professionals on-line.

Its not an on-line communication with your own physician but it gives you the chance to seek for secondary advice.
The advices there are given by "payment for advice" but maybe this equatin lead to more responsibility ( more than the ordinary medical forums).

Answers for medical problems are sometimes complex and you need to transfer a lot of information for the professional for getting a right answer but with the current technology it looks like it can be solved very easily and in friendly usability platforms.