Highly recommended (and very condensed) a talk by the one and only Mike Cadogan (LifeInTheFastLane @sandnsurf). In 5 minutes Mike shows us how to manage your digital footprint. In other words taking charge of what people find out about you in a google search. Don't let anyone take over your digital identity.
Thinking about members of my family, and friends, who are in their 50's and 60's doing battle (which is how they would view it) with the latest technology, the questions asked are often about learning to do simple things like email, using search engines, what a blog is (and what is the difference between that and a website?). This is interesting research from the American Life project run by PEW. For those, like my folks, who are figuring out what the internet is, a smart phone (like an iPhone)
The tricky question of how we measure, properly measure, the impact in the clinic of disseminating research using social media has come up time and time again and as yet we have found no answer. A recent article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research looked at whether it is feasible to measure public attention to new research