Power of social media in a health crisis: Real-life stories

Fri, 12 May 2023 00:34:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"While the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, we found ourselves in
uncharted territory. From navigating lockdowns and remote work to keeping up
with ever-evolving health guidelines, it seemed like we were treading water in
a sea of uncertainty. But amidst the chaos, something unexpected emerged:
social media, often criticized for its role in spreading misinformation and
fostering division, became a beacon of hope.

As people turned to social platforms for the latest updates and advice on the
pandemic, a new understanding emerged – if wielded responsibly, social media
had the power to transform health communication and promote wellness on a
global scale. In this article, we hear from a diverse group of nominees for the
2023 COVID-19 Social Media Awards, from high-profile doctors and community
activists to cutting-edge researchers. These trailblazers used their online
platforms to amplify the efforts of health authorities and governments, keeping
their followers informed and protected."

Via Violet Blue’s Pandemic Roundup: April 20, 2023

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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