Author Archives: John

About John

Interested in how information intersects daily life, technology, and art. Collaboration specialist, working in social and collaborative media. Biomedical Informaticist, focusing on patient/patient, patient/provider communication.

Just a quick note to say I’m still around.  I have more than a few ideas I will need to be blogging about. Some art related, others more on the social media and collaboration side…stay tuned! Also exploring a bit … Continue reading

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Health Org’s Communities and Perceptions

Contrary to what one might think, how much empathy an online community seems to have may not be driven by its community’s social bonding.  For healthcare organizations, it is communities that could effectively inform, and not socially bond, which were … Continue reading

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Popularity Contest

Think you know what your audience likes? Be sure, by tracking the activity around your content. By using meta-data about your web content, and traffic analysis, you may begin to see what sorts of things are popular with your audience. … Continue reading

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Making a Great Good Place

In The Great Good Place 1 Ray Oldenburg looks at several types of real life places (such as cafe’s, coffeehouses, the local pub) and distills what makes them great and why we need them. The notion of a third place, … Continue reading

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A look at the law and numbers, Metcalf, Reed, Dunbar, and others

In order to understand the value and power of networks, such as a community, a number of individuals have come up with equations and analysis. It’s worth a bit of time to understand what they are talking about and how … Continue reading

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