I’m Still Here: My Year in Review

Six years ago today, I started this blog. So, first of all, thank you, dear readers and friends, for visiting, emailing, commenting, sharing, and generally making this labor of love worthwhile. You have definitely put the ‘social’ in social media. I’m glad I’m still here. Things I Did in 2014 1. According to all my […]

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How to Exploit Breast Cancer, One Blogger at a Time

Flying Monkeys I got an email last evening from a woman who said she was from one of the more venerable online news sources, one that used to be in print. She said she was a senior editor who was “working on a piece about what you shouldn’t say to a breast cancer patient, and I […]

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One Year Later: Remembering Susan & Rachel

To those three or four people out there who still doubt the power of social media, perhaps this post will erase your skepticism forever. One year ago today, on Monday, February 6, 2012, Susan Niebur and Rachel Cheetham Moro both died of metastatic breast cancer. Susan was 39. Rachel was 41. A stunned sorrow was […]

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Overwhelmed in Oz: How ‘Healthy’ Is Social Media?

Blogging and tweetchats and spam, oh my! Warning: Before reading any further, you might want to grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. There’s no doubt that the explosion of health-related social media has opened up tremendous possibilities for communication by, about, and among cancer patients. It’s also underscored some tremendous ironies. […]

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