First I gave an introduction into Medicine 2.0 and (thus) Web 2.0. Chris, Web Operations Manager and Information Architect of the Cochrane Collaboration, talked more about which Web 2.0 tools were already used by the Cochrane Collaboration and which Web 2.0 might be useful as such.
We had half an hour for discussion which was easily filled. There was no doubt about the usefulness of Web 2.0 for the Cochrane in this group. Therefore, there was ample room for discussing technical aspects, like:
- Can you load your RSS feed of a PubMed search in Reference Manager? (According to Chris you can)
- How can you deal with this lot of information (by following a specific subject, or not too much people – not many updates on a daily basis; you don’t have to follow it all, just pick up the headlines, when you can)
- Are you involved in a Wiki that is successful? (it appears very difficult to involve people)
- What happens if people comment or upload picture on facebook (of the Cochrane collaboration) in an appropriate way (Chris: didn’t happen, but you have to check and remove them)
- How do you follow tweets (we showed Tweetdeck, hashtags # and #followfridays)
- What is the worst thing that happened to you (regarding web 2.0)? Chris and I thought a long time. Chris: that I revealed something that wasn’t officially public yet (though appeared to be o.k.). Me: spam (but I remove it/don’t approve it).
Later I remembered two better (worse) examples, like the “Clinical Reader” social misbehaviour, a good example of how “branding” should not be done, and sites that publish top 50 and 100 list of bloggers just to get more traffic to their spam websites
Below is my presentation on Slideshare.
The (awful) green blackgound color indicates I went “live” on the web. As a reminder of what I did, I included some screendumps.
The current workshop was just meant to introduce and discuss Medicine 2.0 and Cochrane 2.0.
I hope we have a vivid discussion Wednesday when the plenary lectures deal with Cochrane 2.0.
The answers to my question on Twitter
- Why Web 2.0 is useful? (or not)
- Why we need Cochrane 2.0? (or not)
I think it would be good when these points are taken into account during the Cochrane 2.0 plenary discussions.
* possible WIKI (+ links) might appear at http://medicine20.wetpaint.com/page/Cochrane+2.0