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When More is Less: The Information Paradox

There is a point at which information ceases to increase knowledge and understand and begins to undermine it, creating a paradox. When information on nearly anything is more abundant than ever the choices we make about how to engage it become more important than ever.  The Information Age has been described as the period where […]

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Frogs, Pots, Blogs and Social Media

Our information landscape has been compared with our diets providing an ample opportunity to compare what we ‘consume’ with how we prepare food and perhaps draw on the analogy of the frog and the boiling point of water. Are we slowly killing our ability to produce independent thought through vehicles like blogs as we draw […]

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eHealth / mHealth And Privacy Will Never Coexist

A recent podcast from Twist Image unleashed a whole line of thinking in me about privacy and our electronic tools and has led me to conclude that eHealth and privacy cannot and will not ever coexist.

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Libraries, Literacy and the Learning Imperative

Libraries have an opportunity to advance literacy now as much as ever, but as some argue, the time has come to expand that mandate to helping people take the intellectual initiative.

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eHealth Deja Vu All Over Again

It took more than 15 years for public eHealth approaches like using the Web for tobacco control to take hold, in large part because there wasn’t the ‘evidence’. In the age of social media, are we doomed to see history repeat itself? This post looks at how in the area of social media education and adoption, it’s deja vu all over again.

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eHealth and the Means-Ends Problem

Information technology provides a lot of ideas for how to change, but the tools are only one part of the equation. Without considering the culture in which these tools are used the change we want will not be the change we get.

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e(un)Health

Is the ‘e’ part of eHealth working at cross purposes with our wellbeing? The speed, volume and complexity of information online and the myriad ways we access such information may be leading to new types of illnesses and problems as it solves others.

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