This country is simply meant to be seen from a motorcycle. It’s big, it’s wide open, and all sorts of Health 2.0 activity is happening.
Unless, of course, you’re in downtown New York City, where you’d have to be crazy to drive anything. I kicked off the Great American Motorcycle Tour for Health 2.0 in Manhattan, in hot pursuit of the real people of Health 2.0, including Tara Parker Pope of the New York Times, and a host of folks who came to the HelloHealth opening party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jay Parkinson was the master of ceremonies, but I also interview Nat Findlay of Myca and Howard Krein, MD of Organized Wisdom. Sans Honda Goldwing. So, I took the subway, did a lot of walking, and shot a lot of film.
I’m asking all the interviewees the same question: Are YOU Health 2.0? And you will be surprised at some of the answers I’m getting. Who are these people, and why are they blogging, starting medical practices with videoconference capability built in, creating new kinds of health search and knowledge engines, and generally finding new and exciting ways to use Web 2.0 technologies? The stories behind the obvious are what I’m after, in a Zen sort of way, of course.
Next stop: Chattanooga, Tennessee. And, yes, this time I’m going to be traveling by motorcycle all the way. Vroom!