Monday, October 11, 2010

Social Health Is Cool Right Now

Back in the dark ages only a few years ago when the intersection of medicine and the internet was in its infancy, there was not really a phrase or a word coined to describe medical people who liked the internet. Then, for lack of a better term, "Medbloggers" was used. This was kind of solidified by the weekly blog carnival called "Grand Rounds."

In addition, only a year ago, there was the first "Medblogger" track at the huge tech conference called BlogWorld Expo 2009, of which I was lucky enough to be asked to be a speaker for. Then, earlier this year, in the spring, I saw people using the phrase, "Social Health." This was especially prominent with the event named "SouthBy Social Health" - patterned after the very popular geek conference called "South By Southwest."

Now, in 2011, the South By Southwest meeting is going to have a "Social Health" track of programming. In addition, in Las Vegas this week will be the "Social Health" track at the 2011 BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas. So, if you want to be one of the cool kids and want to be seen on the cutting edge, forget Social Media - Call it Social Health, and hold your head up high!

1 comment:

PhilBaumann said...


Like @DaphneLeigh said on Twitter, that's 'cuz HealthIsSocial made it cool.

And we'll keep making #MDchat cool too, even though you and Doctor_v are still bloggin' like it's 2007. ;-)

But I still luv ya guys. You'll come round..eventually. ;)