I dedicated this lecture to the wonderul medical blogosphere. The slideshows are in Hungarian and I still need time to translate them so let me share now the main points we covered with you.
- Definition of blog, post, trackback, pingback, comment, tag.
- First blog: Jorn Barger, 1997
- Technorati statistics
- Blogs in plain English:
- Types of blogs and bloggers
- Major medical blogs as examples: Kevin, MD; Medgadget; Sixuntilme; Doctor Anonymous; Street Anatomy.
- Analyzing the results of the article of Ivor Kovic et al. (Examining the Medical Blogosphere: An Online Survey of Medical Bloggers)
- Blog carnivals and microcarnivals
- How to educate with blogs (e.g. Alan J Cann)
- Some examples such as the recent post from Sergey Brin about his genes and the posts it led to (Gene Sherpa, Scienceroll, Discovering Biology in a Digital World)
- Why to blog? Ricardo Vidal‘s example.
- Dangers: Honcode, privacy issues, HIPAA, etc.
- The lesson of Dr. Flea
- Microblogging: Twitter, Friendfeed
- Future? yongfook.com/
In the second slideshow, I described how to start a new blog step-by-step.
A medical blog can be a perfect channel to make new contacts, find new opportunities and share your ideas with the world.