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The Internet and other technologies are increasing opportunities for people to access health information. The Internet is significant in mediating the relationship between information and involvement in one’s own health care. Exchanges about health on the Internet are not just about disseminating information, or packaged health messages, but often involve linking to a shared community. Participation in health-related online social networks provides valuable support. A digital divide still exists, however the widespread acceptance of wireless communication and technologies by consumers who currently don’t have access to the Internet suggests that we should not underestimate the potential audience for technology innovation.
Name:: Danielle De Jager-Loftus
Institution:: The University of South Dakota. I.D. Weeks and Lommen Health Science Libraries