With the outbreak of the pandemic, digitization took up speed rapidly. Just as fast, the question on the drivers of this digital transformation was omnipresent. Implicitly, explicitly, often in a much more serious tone than in the viral tweet I quoted above. It asks for – and suggests – the processes responsible for a paradigm […]
Cyberchondria: the dark side of digital health
A few years ago, one of my friends started having headaches that felt, as per her description, like a sudden electric shock. Of course this was unpleasant because it was painful; but it was rather disquieting as well because the experience was completely new and she had no idea about the cause. Consulting a doctor […]
YouTube as a health app? How reliable is health-related content?
Today, digital technology seems to provide the answer to all health concerns. You name a health problem and there’s someone who claims to have an answer to it on the internet. In 2009, YouTube, an online platform that supports the uploading and streaming of video content, became mainstream. In the past few years, YouTube has […]