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Is Technology Running Your Life? Set Some Boundaries

August 20th, 2011
I am not very good at separating my work from my life, partially because my work is a big chunk of my life. I’m that person who tucks herself into bed by checking email and reading blogs from my ...

The Use of Technology in Mental Health: Applications, Ethics and Practice

BOOK REVIEW.
A growing number of people have lived with the Internet all their lives, with concomitant increase in the use of new communications technologies in therapy and in training mental health practitioners.  Editors Kate Anthony, DeeAnna Merz Nagel, and Stephen Goss draw on the expertise of 40 additional contributors on multiple continents in The Use of ...

Hey, It’s 2007! Let’s Rate Doctors!

Most people gain value from reading reviews about products and videos and such online. We read a review of a book on Amazon.com and believe we can trust most of the reviews to provide a narrative that we either find helpful or not. When it comes to product websites, and even some vendor sites like ...

Reliability and Validity in a Web 2.0 World

We all know reality from fiction, and we would all like to think we recognize “information” when we see it. But do we really? The world of Web 2.0 is making such differentiation increasingly difficult, as publishers begin to blur the lines between facts and opinions. Facts are tangible pieces of information having an objective reality. “The ...

The Quality of Online Support Communities: People not Posts

The popularity of online communities has never been stronger, with the growth of new groups (such as YouTube) skyrocketing past those of old. But sometimes people and companies confuse what makes a popular community, well, popular. They mistakenly point to traffic numbers, confusing quantity of people (or unique visitors) over why the people are coming ...

Top 10 Suggestions for Online Startups

I wrote this article after having been involved with -- as employee, management, or consultant -- a number of (mostly) Internet startups over the past decade. You see a lot of the same patterns and thinking no matter where you go and who you talk to. Even though the landscape of the Internet has changed ...

Web 2.0: Consistency, Relevancy and Reliability

Implications for Health and Mental Health Information Online I've seen this question from varying folks over the past year or so as the next obvious evolution in the "tagging" craze -- "Why don't we just tag everything and then everything will be searchable?!" Great question, because it has implications for how one develops websites in almost ...

The Road Online to Empowered Clients and Providers

This chapter focuses on how the provider's changing role, combined with psychoeducational Web sites, online support groups, and emerging modalities like e-therapy, can open the door to providing clients with a higher-quality level of care, reduce cost, and improve access to services. The Internet allows professionals to reach out and offer a wider range ...