ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
I’ve read quite a bit the last couple of years about battle for the search market: how Facebook is challenging Google in online search because people want to search within their own social networks (e.g. Facebook vs. Google: It’s On in Search, How Facebook Could Beat Google to Win the Net , and Wired’s Facebook vs. Google). So I was more than a little surprised to read some recent findings about health information search by the Pew Internet team in their new report, Health Online 2013. Beyond their main findings (59% of adults in the United States have looked online for health information in the past year), they found that people don’t start their search for health information with their social networks.
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