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Is Health 2.0 the Beginning of Web 3.0?

November 25, 2008 4 comments

In a previous article, Web 2.No More, I wrote about how the current economic conditions are moving us into a new web life cycle. Away from Web 2.0 and into Web 3.0 where the leading web applications will focus more on solving critical problems rather than creating love connections.  In that post I wrote:

Health 2.0 applications like SermoinfoMedMD & PatientsLikeMe are in their infancy but they’re quickly providing patients all over the world with medical research, information and patient outreach – services that previously were only available via costly doctor visits. Online medical applications were definitely slow to adapt Web 2.0 technologies, but I think they’re some of the first players in Web 3.0. Interactive medical data applications used not for online enjoyment (or making friends) but rather to educate people in an attempt to make their lives better and healthier. 

Health 2.0 is the commencement of this new web cycle and over time we might discover that there was years of overlap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. Technology and ideas evolve. Some still adapt the old ways while others are pushing ahead. The current economic conditions calls for the immediate change in definition, valuation, focus and efficiency. Some will make the jump from 2.0 to 3.0, others won’t make it out and many more are just being born.

Dieting & Weight Loss

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

We at infoMedMD just released our latest infoMed and this time the topic is Dieting & Weight Loss – a popular topic, especially this time of year. The Dieting & Weight Loss infoMed will ask you for your height and weight, preceded by a few questions, after which it will give you a realistic weight loss plan. The Diet & Weight Loss infoMed is written by Dr. Joe Bentivegna who previously wrote a weight loss article entitled “Weight Loss Requires Discipline, Not Gimmicks.” 

The Dieting & Weigh Loss infoMed can be embedded onto your website with the following code:

<object width=’425′ height=’344′><embed src=’https://www.infomedmd.com/flash/infomed_app_425_344.swf?infoMedId=21&ac=FF3T9UPE6BVDZQZ&#8217; type=’application/x-shockwave-flash’ width=’425′ height=’344′></embed></object>

Diet

Web 2.No More? From Web 2.0 to Web 3.0

November 16, 2008 3 comments

The recent market fiasco has everyone wondering whether Web 2.0 is alive or dead? The technology is indeed still alive (and advancing) but the focus is changing towards Web 3.0.

When the internet bubble burst in the early 2000s it acted as the dividing line between Web 1.0 (the original web) and Web 2.0. Web 2.0 didn’t commence the day after the bubble burst but rather it evolved over time with the rise of search, social networking, blogs, online videos and user generated content. Whereas Web 1.0 was about putting offline information (books, news, brochures) online, Web 2.0 is about sharing that information via social networks, blogs, online video, social messaging, etc. Web 3.0 will evolve with the integration of all this information into deeper analytical studies of online (and human) interaction, consumption behaviors & consumer data. A move more towards the semantic web.

Not only do I think that Web 3.0 will be about the quantifying of Web 2.0’s user generated data but I believe the focus (of web applications) will change.

In business, they’ll take a more active role in utilizing social networks and messaging platforms to communication with clients. This online interaction is efficient, effective and measurable, which provides corporations with analytical interaction to quantify and measure customer feedback like never before. The web has been evolving in this direction but the recent economic mess will force firms to embrace this technology now. The need to cut costs and be more accountable will propel the web towards Web 3.0 much faster than anticipated. 

The second main change from Web 2.0 to 3.0 will be about focus. This past month has seen two monumental events. The financial collapse of the world economy and a historical election that broke centuries of racial inequality in the United States. Obama’s message was all about change and not only will there be change at home but also a movement towards changing the world’s perception of us. This means instead of meaningless applications that rate whether you’re hot or not there will be a movement towards uniting the online industrial western world with developing nations. Online video has already opened up our eyes to injustice around the world but it’s only the start. The tools of Web 2.0 will evolve to help all nations be self sufficient, energy independent (via new energy technology) and environmentally friendly.

Web 2.0 gave us the technology to test the effectiveness, success and power of online interaction. Global information, worldwide interaction & third world participation opens up a world of possibilities to both developing and industrialized nations. I already see the global need for western medical information with infoMedMD. Many of our visitors come from developing nations that likely don’t have access to quality medical care. With infoMeds, developing nations (with online access) can receive Western medical advice almost as if they specifically asked a doctor for a diagnosis.

Health 2.0 applications like Sermo, infoMedMD & PatientsLikeMe are in their infancy but they’re quickly providing patients all over the world with medical research, information and patient outreach – services that previously were only available via costly doctor visits. Online medical applications were definitely slow to adapt Web 2.0 technologies, but I think they’re some of the first players in Web 3.0. Interactive medical data applications used not for online enjoyment (or making friends) but rather to educate people in an attempt to make their lives better and healthier. 

Whatever the third phase of the web is called it’s very likely that it has just begun. The current economic conditions have forced technology companies (and the venture capitalists funding them) to rethink their business models, focus their ideas and think of the next big thing. The third phase of the web will take everything that we’ve learned during Web 1.0 & 2.0 and make it better.

Lung Cancer Prognosis

November 5, 2008 2 comments

We at infoMedMD, a medical symptoms checker, just published our latest infoMed entitled “Lung Cancer Prognosis.” 

This INFOMED is designed to give the user an idea of his or her prognosis of lung cancer. It also discusses some of the complications of lung cancer and deals with relevant end of life issues. The user should know the type of lung cancer he or she has, although INFOMED can still be helpful without this information.

Lung Cancer Prognosis

Embed Any Medical Symptom – New Health 2.0 App

October 24, 2008 Leave a comment

We’re happy to announce that all of the medical symptoms on infoMedMD are now available to embed on your website.  Just browse any of our medical symptoms, for example Cigar Smoking, and you’ll see below it the code to “Embed this infoMed on your site!

Open infoMedMD

October 12, 2008 Leave a comment

All of our infoMeds (medical symptoms) are now available to anyone who visits infoMedMD.com – no registration required! We’re very excited to open up our site to anyone who needs our personalized medical information! Why?   By opening up infoMedMD.com users are now guaranteed 100% anonymity while we at infoMedMD can start aggregating this data into extremely valuable medical research. Medical research that can be of great benefit to patients, medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

With this “open” we’re also extending our custom infoMeds to pharmaceutical firms who want to gather valuable research on current and upcoming pharmaceuticals. By creating a custom infoMed you can aggregate and correlate user feedback in a personalized way not possible before infoMedMD. Combine that with the ability to embed any infoMed into thousands of websites and clients can now maximize feedback (and traffic) like never before.

Sound interesting?  Contact us for additional information, embed code, partnerships or just to say hi.

Double Vision

October 5, 2008 Leave a comment

We at infoMedMD have been busy this past week and even with that managed to launch two new medical symptoms to our list of infoMeds.

These two focus on your vision 

Poor Contact Lens Vision – Near Vision and Double Vision Symptoms