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Pew Internet Project survey data from 2008-9 shows how wireless access erases the digital divide and how social technologies provide new ways to disseminate public health campaigns.

Pew Internet Project survey data from 2008-9 shows how wireless access erases the digital divide and how social technologies provide new ways to disseminate public health campaigns.

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  • Social media’s promise for public health August 13, 2009 Susannah Fox Pew Internet & American Life Project Presented to: NCHCMM
  • Pew Internet Project surveys, 2000-09
    • 79% of adults in the U.S. use the internet
      •  up from 46% in 2000
    • 56% of adults have accessed the internet wirelessly via laptop, mobile device, etc.
  • 48% of African American adults have gone online with a mobile device
  • More bandwidth = more health engagement
  • PatientsLikeMe: Social data
  • Connected Health: Text reminders
  • For more information
    • Reports, data: www.pewinternet.org
    • Blog: www.e-patients.net
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Twitter: @SusannahFox