The Use of Social Media and Digital Devices for Health

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A talk on the use of social and other digital media for public health, presented by Deborah Lupton at the Sydney Emergent and Infectious Diseases Biosecurity Colloquium, University of Sydney, 12 October 2012.

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The Use of Social Media and Digital Devices for Health

  1. 1. The Use of Social Media and Mobile Digital Devices for Health Deborah Lupton, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney
  2. 2.  Twitter Facebook Blogs Pinterest YouTube Curating sites such as Pearltrees, Delicious, Bundlr, Scoop.it Photo-sharing sites such as Instagram, Flickr Storify SlideShareTypes of social media
  3. 3.  connect collaborate engage share ask and answer questions curate research gather data in real timeWhat you can do with social media
  4. 4.  My blog: ‘This Sociological Life’ http://simplysociology.wordpress.com My Pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/dalupton My Scoop.it collections: http://tinyurl.com/9jhhftr My Twitter handle: @DALupton My SlideShare presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/dlupton/presentationsMy social media
  5. 5.  Using Google to develop tracking systems for flu Using Twitter to trace the spread of cholera and responses to vaccine initiatives Using Facebook to find social networks where infection has spread and identify symptoms and source of infection Using Facebook to inform contacts of STDsExamples of using social media ininfectious disease control
  6. 6.  HealthMap: searches the web for reports of disease – people can report cases using smartphone app Sickweather.com: tracks social messages about illness – people can log in and report symptomsTools to document disease spreadand location
  7. 7.  Publishes guides to using various forms of social media Distinction between ‘dissemination’ and ‘engagement’: social media encourages the latter Personalisation, presentation and participation key to successful use of social mediaCenters for Disease Control
  8. 8.  Sociologists interested in behaviour in social groups Social disadvantage Social justice Access to health care and other resources Social determinants of healthSociological perspectives
  9. 9.  Differential access to digital media Potential for stigmatisation of certain individuals and social groups Privacy concerns: how will data be used and stored? Negative aspects of surveillance Issues for health insurance and health care: may be denied if users seen to not conform to expected behavioursIssues from a sociologicalperspective
  10. 10.  How will users of social media come to define ‘health’? ‘Healthism’: focus on health above other issues Will concepts of health become ever more individualised? What are the implications of participatory surveillance?Deeper sociological questions
  11. 11. ‘Social Aspects of Digital Media and HealthCare’http://www.scoop.it/t/social-aspects-of-digital-media-and-health-careSee my Scoop.it collection formore information

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