Here is the edited speech I gave to the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, and I would turn to every government or parliament eager to reform healthcare through technology with similar advices. I hope that more and more regulatory actors will pay attention to the winds of change.

As a data geek, I have been quantifying my health for over a decade, measuring different aspects of my life in order to improve it. Although it has been a long process, I also managed to optimize my sleep with technology. Are you curious, how? 

Millennials are more prone to health issues than their parents and more eager to urge others to change their habits to live a healthier life. These are just some of the findings of a survey about health attitudes, the result of the first collaboration between me and a talented, curious high-school student. I believe it […]



10 Tips: How to filter discussions on Twitter?

I follow more than 570 users on Twitter that leads to more than 100 new tweets an hour and I don’t have hours a day to check all the messages. Co-bloggers frequently ask me how I can follow all of them efficiently. Well, I have a few tips on this and feel free to share yours with us:

  • Tweetdeck: The best tool to organize your tweets. I created a Health 2.0 group to filter the tweets of the users who are writing about medicine or health 2.0.

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  • Twitter Search:  I always do a search for a few keywords to find new people twitting about my field of interest.

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  • Twilert.com: It works like Google Alerts which means it lets you receive regular e-mail updates of tweets containing your keywords.

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  • Filter by replies: It’s easy to discover ongoing discussions as people reply to each other so sometimes it’s enough to follow the buzz. Omnee helps you with it:

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  • Tweetree: It puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context.

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  • Tweetscan: You can get updates via e-mail, RSS and scan up to five phrases for daily or weekly delivery.

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  • Twitscoop: Insert a twitter username or keywords in the search box to track a conversation, topic or conference.

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  • Power Twitter: A Firefox Add-on that integrates search, images and videos into you stream.

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  • Friendfeed daily best: I subscribed to many of my Twitter followers on Friendfeed as well. So the Friendfeed daily best feature helps me filter the most valuable discussions.

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  • FFholic.com: A collection of the most discussed, commented, liked, etc. Friendfeed messages.

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What are your tips?

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