Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Global Health And Polymeme

Ethan Zuckerman has put me on to an intriguing news site called polymeme.com, which uses OpenCalais to "help you discover intelligent content that lies beyond the usual echo chambers of tech news, celebrity gossip or American politics."

Although there are other compound categories like "green and energy," there is still no category for global health. Just the tried-and-true-and ultimately not very informative "health" category.

As I've written before (here, here and here), the ways the traditional media and now the cybermedia define categories means that global health often falls between the cracks.

But maybe that just means there's an untapped opportunity for enterprising global healthalites. At any rate, Polymeme is intriguing enough that I'm going to check it out over the next few days.

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