Telling The World Your Status

Will the habit of “status updates” be a good thing for healthcare?  We are encouraged to keep food journals, to track medication, to track facts about our conditions, and to report on many other aspects of our life.  Those things can be very helpful for patients in their discussions with their physicians.

So, as people increasingly become used to track and reporting what their doing, will that make it more normal to track these healthcare statistics?

Here’s some recent facts from a Pew report on Twitter and Status Updating:

  • 19% of Internet users now do some type of status reporting
  • The more devices you own (laptop, Internet enabled phone, Kindle) the more likely you are to update your status…39% of those with four devices.
  • The average age of people using the following (and trend versus last year):

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