A Web 2.0 Review in the Medical Journal of Australia Mentions This Web Site

David Rothman links to a comprehensive review of the use of different Web 2.0 tools in medicine in the Medical Journal of Australia: The effect of Web 2.0 on the future of medical practice and education: Darwikinian evolution or folksonomic revolution?

In the section about blogs, the authors mention this web site along with Dean Guistini’s UBC Academic Search — Google Scholar Blog, David's blog, and ScienceRoll.

The article provides a good overview of most of the basics of what I call the 6 axes of medical education in Web 2.0 style:
  1. Web feeds (RSS)
  2. Podcasts
  3. Blogs
  4. Wikis
  5. Custom search engines
  6. Second Life virtual world
Unfortunately, the review failed to mention AskDrWiki which is, in my opinion at least, one of the best medical wikis providing high-quality and unique content. AskDrWiki features more than 140 coronary angiogram videos from the number one heart center in America for 13 years in a row -- Cleveland Clinic.

Such omissions can be fixed in the future by using an approach similar to the newly-launched Google News comments -- if you are included in a news story and you want to clarify a point, comments can be added directly to the news report.


My presentation on Web 2.0 in Medicine from December 2006.

References:
The effect of Web 2.0 on the future of medical practice and education: Darwikinian evolution or folksonomic revolution? Rick McLean, Brian H Richards and Janet I Wardman. MJA 2007; 187 (3): 174-177.
MedLib Blogs (including this one) in the Medical Journal of Australia. DavidRothman.net, 08/08/2007.
Google News Adds (Special) Comments. Google Blogoscoped, 08/08/2007.

4 comments:

  1. Actually the article doesn't say a word about Second Life, but being mentioned with blogs like yours is an exceptional honor for me!

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  2. Thank you, Berci, I feel the same way regarding your web site.

    As I have mentioned above, the article does not discuss all six Web 2.0 I listed, just some of them... Custom search engines and Second Life are not included.

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  3. I just complained about the absence of such an exceptional educational tool like Second Life... They could mention it, but probably it seemed to futuristic to write about it now.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning us!

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