This has been a busy week for me. Three blogs in one week..wow. I was going to hold off on this one, but I felt like I wanted to put down what was fresh in my mind.
Last night, I had the pleasure of being in a focus group for a brand new website. It is still in its infacy and still trying to improve itself. But from what I see of it, it will go far. The website I had the honor to advise on is www.meddik.com. If you visit this right now, please please please remember that it is still being tested out so if you have problems let them know and give them some time to improve.
The site right now is based on people with Crohn’s, Colitis, and Celiac disease. But, anyone with any medical condition can go on it. There are posts from people with these diseases looking for help and advice. You can ask questions or answer others. One feature of theirs right now is that everyone for the most part is anonymous. That was one of the features we discused in the group and this might change.
One good article about this site was written here http://mashable.com/2012/05/29/meddik-video/. Lauren Hockenson talked with the co-founder Tim Soo and I thought this article best explains the site better than I could. I got to meet Tim last night and he is a really outgoing overall nice guy.
Now I know there are a lot of sites out there to get info and many more social sites. What will make this site different and better is that it will kind of work like Google. It will find results based on your preferences. You can filter what your needs are and it will find results that are like you and others that are realted in a sense. Do if you put a filter to look for Crohn’s Disease, it will pull and show you posts for CD. It will also find ones for IBD, Colitis, etc but …it will let you know how many finds are for your direct filter and how many are sort of related.
So, go check them out and let them know how you like it. If you really have strong feelings on how to help them, you can email me and I will forward it to them. Sometimes emails are better than a message on a website.