(…) I argue constantly that if people gave up a little privacy it would likely make them and the rest of us a lot healthier. (…)
I understand that it means changing one of the most important part of our privacy perception – giving up and publishing our health’s status. I get it, I know that there can be something good about this – like saving life, getting rid off the rush quicker and maybe cheaper – because some pharma company/doctor/on-line friend/etc. can suggest some medicine we may use or information about someone (who?) may help us, providing us with important health updates, etc. I would like to focus on another aspect of that issue – giving up the last frontier of our privacy, giving up/sharing our health information.
ok,ok….when you look at this issue, we are already sharing some of that: Facebook checking-in to medical places (dentist, hospital, pharmacy, etc.) or updating our Facebook or Twitter status by posting comments such as: “I’m sick today, that’s my 5th cold this year”. And I think that this is just the beginning. So what’s next? What we will do next?:
how many health related information are we willing to share via social media?
who wants to get to those information?
what 3rd parties would like to do with that kind of knowledge about our health?
I think that if there is more information about our health, there will be someone (individual or organization) willing to interact and do something (bad or good) with that information – wow, that doesn’t sound good.
Just think about big pharmaceutical industry, it’s big, has a great budget for marketing research, wants to get to as much as possible information about our health. And what about insurance industry? same thing.
What do you think about that?
How many information are you already giving up via social media?
…so you decided to create a youtube video or maybe you want to record your presentation using e.g. camstudio? That’s really great, do it!
…but you want to add also background music and don’t know where to find free one?
before you start searching the internet for free background music you should make sure that:
copy rights — The problem is that not too many people think about copy rights and they want to use “The Beatles”, “Rolling Stones”, “Cold Play”, etc. I know it would be great – but as long as we don’t have rights to do that – lets just simply not even try.
if you know that you can use the music in your presentation/video – make sure to add the composer’s name or www at the end of your video
Here are some websites where you can find background music:
incompetech — songs are divided into several categories so it helps you to find the right for you
danosongs — Dan-O is a creative musician and he is sharing his music with others for free
Michael R. H. Stewart, president of Jericho Technology published interesting post regarding Twitter – Twitter is Not for Twits!. After that post I asked myself a question: Why Twitter? Why do we use Twitter? What do we need? What is the purpose?
…so why do you use Twitter?
to say something
to be closer
to promote yourself
to check your competitors
What I did was to check the Twitter website and this is what I found :
Have you every wonder if your brand/company name is ‘only’ yours?
Are you the only one how is using your company name?
Companies names/brands/trademarked terms are available (or stolen) on Social Media networks – how to check that?
Using Knowem you can check who is using your company/brand name. You can also reserve that name.
On Knowem website you can find information:
KnowEm allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or username instantly on over 550 popular and emerging social media websites. Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does.
Since April of 2009 KnowEm has been tracking and monitoring hundreds of social media networks populated mostly with user-generated content.
additional useful information is that one of Knowem‘s business advisor is Brian Solis