Inside the health blogosphere: quality, governance and the new innovation leaders.

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Research has shown that "Health 2.0"--user-generated health information often featuring blogging or collaborative editing tools known as "wikis"--is increasingly popular among health professionals, chronic disease sufferers and the general public. However, concerns persist over the alleged inaccuracy, bias and poor governance of self-published health websites. This article addresses two questions: Does the public naturally gravitate toward trustworthy, objective and credible self-published health blog content? Do health blogs offer readers objective information that provides privacy protection and is devoid of partisanship or industry influence?

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  • Consumer Health Information
  • Consumer Health Information: organization & admini
  • Consumer Health Information: standards
  • Internet
  • Quality Control

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-65449150984
  • PMID: 19363839
  • SGR: 65449150984
  • ISBN: 1710-2774
  • ISSN: 1710-2774
  • PUI: 354542327


  • Neil Seeman

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