Posts Categorized: Network Society

People living with chronic disease and the Internet in Catalonia Working in Progress

UPDATE Following Ismael Peña advises I have drawn new graphics that represents the relationship between people living with chronic disease and the Internet in Catalonia . It looks like the inverse care law could be also applied to these citizens. I have started to explore and analyse the relationship between people who live with chronic disease… Read more »

Measuring digital development for policy-making: Models, stages, characteristics and causes

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the defence of Ismael Peña‘ thesis Measuring digital development for policy-making: models, stages, characteristics and causes, “which deals about the digital economy and whether governments should help in its development for it might have a positive impact on the real economy and on the society at large”. Measuring… Read more »

Knowledge, networks and economic activity: an analysis of the effects of the network on the knowledge-based economy

I would like to disseminate a paper entitled Knowledge, networks and economic activity: an analysis of the effects of the network on the knowledge-based economy written by Joan Torrent, director of ICTs Interdisciplinary Research Group (i2TIC), brand new research group I belong to. This paper contextualises the disruptive change of the transition to a knowledge-based… Read more »

From Excluded to Networked Citizens… The Inverse Care Law

On Wednesday 8th I’m presenting Health and the Internet: Autonomy of the User in the World Internet Project Macao 2009. I have finished the presentation and I would like to share a graphic that clearly represents the difference between Access, Use and Assessment of ICT used by Catalonia citizens (based on a representative survey of… Read more »

Doctors, Citizens and the Internet: Brown Bag Seminar Series – SATSU

On 23rd June I had the pleasure to present some of the results of our research in the Brown Bag Seminar Series at Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) in the Department of Sociology at University of York where I’m as a visiting researcher. Analysis of Internet Use in Catalonia Health System: Webs, Doctors and Citizens… Read more »

Healthcare system 2.0: from industrial healthcare to network healthcare

I just want to share my presentation “Healthcare system 2.0: from industrial healthcare to network healthcare”. It could be also entitled “From information to interaction, from citizen to networked citizen, from physicians to networked physicianas… Healthcare in transition to Network Society”. I have to congratulate  Kroniker, Sanidad 2.0 and Healthcare Department of Euskadi, specially Dr…. Read more »

Spreading thesis research results

Lately I haven’t posted because I have been developing my thesis site to spread the results of the research. The site is in Spanish and the discussion will be in Spanish too. Here goes the video of my presentation (it’s also in Spanish if somebody likes to subtitle it, will be very welcome). I’m sorry… Read more »

Thesis defense: The Internet, Health and Network Society

On 23rd January 2009 I defended my PhD thesis “Internet, health and society. Analysis of the uses of internet related to health in Catalonia” supervised by the IN3’s Director and UOC Research Professor Manuel Castells. I’m translating my slide presentation, it takes time because It has many figures, just take a look at the Spanish… Read more »

Internet, Sex and "Men who have sex with men" Workshop

Today, I have been invited by StopSida to participate in a workshop about “Internet, Sex and Men who have sex with men“. Here goes my presentation (in Spanish) which tries to show an overview about the Internet, Citizens and Health: challenges and opportunities. Internet, ciudadanía y salud: oportunidades y retos View SlideShare presentation or Upload… Read more »

Online Social Networks Roundtable with Howard Rheingold

First of all, I would like to thank Max Senges and Josep M. Duart as organizators of the roundtable with Howard Rheingold at Open University of Catalonia. Ismael Peña has alredy posted about Rheingold wonderfull talk, but here comes my notes and my reflection. Online Social Networks enable people to co-operate; have always existed, but… Read more »