Given how often it’s changed and how unreliable some of its entries can be, Wikipedia is a notoriously overused source for all kinds of research. Stephen Colbert hilariously demonstrated this way back in 2006 (“The Revolution Will Not Be Verified”). Yet, a 2014 study from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics indicated that Wikipedia is the top online source of healthcare information for physicians and patients alike. Seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of health information on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet, open-data startup DocGraph this month introduced Batea, a browser extension that mines the browsing history of medical students for URLs of their clinical research. DocGraph will share the data it collects with WikiProject Medicine, a collaboration that works to improve health and medical content on Wikipedia. DocGraph founder, open-source healthcare data evangelist Fred Trotter, himself a writer, recently gave an interview to the Association of Health Care Journalists about Batea (Spanish for “gold pan”) and DocGraph. He explained his plans for the data: In the beginning it will be basic triage. Medical students will complain about specific content in specific articles, and we will pass those comments along to Wikipedia editors for repair. We are coordinating our efforts with the University of California, San Francisco and other programs that formally encourage medical students to become Wikipedia editors. The goal is to establish a feedback loop where first- and second-year medical students discover problems in medical articles, and fourth-year medical students fix them. Eventually we expect both critiquing and improving Wikipedia to become a core part of medical education not just for doctors, but for nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals too. | #eHealthPromotion, #web2salute
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.