About.com Health is All a-Twitter

If you thought social networking was only for kids, Gen Web-ers or geeks, then think again.

Social networking has become a great source for finding people who can help you improve your health, or your medical care.

socnetlogos1 If you aren’t sure what I mean by social networking, then you’ll recognize it by other names you have heard, like FaceBook, mySpace or Twitter.

Last month I asked who is using these websites to learn more, and many of you voted in my poll.  But now it occurs to me that for those of you who don’t, you may be missing out on some solid information that can move you forward in your quest to get better healthcare.

So here’s some background information on getting started with social networking.

And, as you may know, I am the patient empowerment guide at About.com — and learned recently that many of my About.com Health colleagues are using Twitter to help their readers, too.  So I’ve put together a list of my About.com Health Twitter colleagues for you to check out.

Do you Twitter?  Do you have a page at Facebook or any of the other social networking sites?  If you’re willing to pitch into the conversation and share what you’ve learned, then please share your ideas — and your IDs, too.

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Trisha Torrey
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