One of the most predictable things about technology fads is that as soon as they attain "fad" status, we try to apply them to every conceivable problem, regardless of how practical or advisable the application.

This thought came to mind when I read a recent posting on ScienceDaily which noted that, "Social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube can be powerful platforms to deliver and receive healthcare information, especially for patients and caregivers who are increasingly going online to connect and share experiences with others with similar medical issues or concerns."

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