Thursday, August 30, 2007

Web 2.0 Comes to Public Health

There's a lot about social networking and other Web 2.0 phenomena that Tom Sawyer would recognize--particularly the part about enticing other people to do your work for you. But more and more global health aficionados are taking those first baby steps to explore social networking, shared bookmarking, tagging and other interactive tools. It's still too soon to tell how much is short-lived fad and how much could truly be effective. But here are a few I've come across.

Beth Kanter reports on fund-raising for real non-profits in the virtual world of Second Life.

Emory MPH grad Aaron Wallace has a social networking/job posting site at

Heather and Amber have another public health job site at their worktraveleatsleep site. hopes to attract more do-gooders with a prize of $10,000. Sign up 100 other like-minded people by Sept. 15 and you have a shot at the money.

1 comment:

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