Social media, with its wide reach and accessibility, is a powerful tool for recruiting linguists, improving clinical research - and for increasing participation in healthy behaviors and improving people's health.
According to recent data from Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, minority Americans embrace mobile Internet access, social media sites, and applications to manage or track their health to a greater degree than non-minorities:
According to Pixel & Pills:
Social media crosses cultural and ethnic groups and it has global reach – in many countries patients can access Twitter or Facebook and other social communities and location services. Eight in ten Internet users look online for health information and African Americans and Latinos are leading the way using their mobile device to search for health information.Sounds just like what the doctor ordered!
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