Study: Few People Post Online About Health Care Topics
Although many U.S. residents use the Internet to look for health information, few post online reviews or comments about health-related topics, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Among those who use the Internet to look for health information, Brigham Young University researchers found that 15% post health-related comments or questions on social networking sites, blogs or online discussion forums and 10% post reviews of health care providers or facilities.
- "Social Media Use Isnât Healthy Enough, New Study Finds" (Akst, "Ideas Market," Wall Street Journal, 3/25)
- "Feeling Sick Makes Us Less Social Online Too" (BYU release, 3/25).