On the one hand, there's the physician who's looking for 'evidence' that diabetes is being managed. On the other hand is the patient argument that 'emotional support' is also a key benefit. One could argue that BOTH sides have merit.
In a blog post titled "Open letter to NPR about Diabetes Social Media piece," Kerri Morrone Sparling of Six Until Me, attempted to refute a claim made by Jason Bronner, a doctor at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, who said "There's no proof in diabetes that social networking is helpful."
Sparling says "initial evidence suggests that the benefits of social media to people living with chronic illness are real, even though large scale studies have not shown precisely who benefits and how much."
OK. What we have here is a failure to communicate. On the one hand, there's the physician who's looking for "evidence" that diabetes is being managed. That in-volves numbers such as HbA1c (a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar over the previous three months; It shows how well patients are controlling their diabetes).
On the other hand is the patient argument that "emotional support" is also a key benefit.
We in Edgeryders do a great many things with technology, lifestyle, politics and just plain fun. But where does it all go? Since we have no hierarchy and no formalized goals, it is not clear in which direction our activities and interactions are taking us. I am seeing a pattern. I think we are on our way to becoming the first-ever community to develop its own collective intelligence based on a proper data strategy. Let me unpack this statement.
Why are such moments essential to better organisational results? Because building on solo mindfulness, intersubjective practices are enhancing the capacity for: mindful collaboration (that is more effective, efficient, enjoyable); boosting collective intelligence and wisdom; heightening situational awareness...
"Crystal Renfro and Mary Axford, co-authors of the blog Academic PKM (http://academicpkm.org) presented a panel at the 2014 Computers in Libraries conference on how their interest in personal knowledge management and productivity helped in their outreach services to faculty and students."
Watching the livestream and tweet stream of #BIF10 a few weeks ago sharply reminded me that Twitter is not a social network. It is a medium that connects, conveys and spreads a social network. It has moments of brilliance, hours of banality, and wondrous conversations sometimes slide into noxious platitudes. Topic: Social Business.
The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute, partner of the CATALYST project, will be hosting a workshop on Collective Intelligence for the Common Good to take place on September 29-30, 2014 in its London Campus. The event will seek to …