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Very Public Health

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Jarvis

Watching the remarkable Xeni Jardin tweet her mammogram and cancer diagnosis, then blog eloquently about it, then crowdsource opening up her own MRI data makes me ask: Why are we so secretive about sickness and health? And what do we lose because we are?

Social Is for Sharing, Not Hiding

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

I fear we are on the verge of fetishizing privacy. Well, we're not -- but our media and government are.

Privacy, Inc.: Scare and Sell

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

At a privacy conference, one vendor said 500 million people were on Facebook. Then he paused and said, "Scary." In the discussion of the social web in this industry, all you have to do is say people are using these mysterious tools, and the fear is assumed.