Category Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA USE IN NONPROFIT HOSPITALS — An Analysis of the Globalized Effects

For this week’s blog, I chose to integrate my thesis, which is about the analysis of Facebook and Twitter as it relates to non-profit hospitals. The four hospitals I chose for my analysis were Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The criterion for this analysis was […]

Affordable Care Act: The Problems Keep Mounting… (Part 2)

The problems with the Affordable Care Act are becoming increasingly ubiquitous to the point that it has become a hot topic this holiday weekend. Case in fact, the November 29th Hardball documentary with Chris Matthews (2013): The Right’s Fight to Take Down Obamacare, which highlights attempts to not only derail the Affordable Care Act, but to distort and exaggerate the […]

Affordable Care Act: The Problems Keep Mounting… (Part 1)

As an eleven-year cancer survivor, I have developed a network of healthcare providers who I not only trust, but also assist me with my financial situation and insurance carriers. Back in 2002, when I was first diagnosed, I was working as a temporary employee with an income that was barely above the poverty level and was receiving Charity […]

Is There a Deontological Approach to Privacy Issues?

The word deontology derives from the Greek words for duty (deon) and science (or study) of (logos). Essentially, this post will be addressing how ethics (or one’s duty of embracing that which is right) are entwined with privacy issues and their implications with today’s technological advances. The October 24, 2013, article published by CNN entitled Germany’s […]

Bionic Man Hollywood Hype? Or New Millenium Technology?

As I was about to post this blog, I received an email from one of my classmates announcing their newest post entitled Sci-fi is Here in a Living Robot. Could Robot Soldiers Be Next?.  As this is a “hot new topic”, I decided that my best course of action would be share this blog which […]

Is It Easier for Hackers to Invade the Privacy of One’s Home Without Being Caught?

As I was researching for my presentation on privacy issues, I came across an interesting article entitled, How the FBI Found Miss Teen USA’s Webcam Spy (Anderson, 2013). Espionage tactics are infiltrating the everyday lives of so many, that even the most unsuspecting, vulnerable victims fall prey to the voracious appetites of cyber-stalking peeping-toms. I for […]

User Privacy — Why the Delay With Compliancy?

The September 18, 2013 article by Stephen Shankland, published on the CNET News website, “Advertiser Group: Do Not Track Web Privacy Effort is Dead“, addresses the monitoring issues on how users do not want their information tracked. I began to ponder why, after two years in the making, it is taking so long to develop a compliance policy that protects the […]