Health care reform is a lead story on every news outlet in the United States, and interestingly enough, the “experts” all seem to be legislators, insurance representatives, physicians and professional organizations. Strange, isn’t it, that the primary health care decision makers, women, are not being heard.
Women as Health Care Decision Maker -
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), 90% of U.S. adult women are responsible for health care decisions for themselves and/or members of their family. The family includes spouse/significant other, children, and/or adult relatives.
Have you heard about the new forthcoming Penguin Twitter book called Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or Less? It is penned by two 19-year olds who think that they can refine literature “to its purest form”. Sounds fun and faintly reminiscent of the novels being written on cell phones.
But, if you decide to write the Great American Novel, 140 characters at a time, who owns your tweets? According to Twitter terms of service, they basically say that it belongs to you. However, in the same document, they also reserve the right to refuse service to any one at any time. Ever read any of those “Mosey On” messages?
Since social media copyrights are a new area, much of this is unproven in a court of law. So, it is best to protect your novel, or at least keep a copy of it.
Women seem to follow content produced by women they know. Certainly, the importance of peer counsel from other women, particularly Moms, supports this finding. But interestingly enough, on most social networks, men also follow content produced by women they do...