Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Swine Flu on Twitter
CNN is reporting that Twitter is causing controversy about swine flu. I've already seen hundreds of tweets on swine flu over the last few days. The use of Web 2.0 resources can help control this public health problem, but it can also cause confusion and chaos if the wrong people start posting what appears to be legitimate health information. What we need is a way for healthcare professionals to send messages that are not interpreted as "medical advice" but that are tagged as accurate and reliable health information.