Show notes from the WHO Radio Wise Guys - January 5, 2008
2008 could be a disappointing year for social-networking sites
The incentive to "corrupt" the sites with marketing research, data collection, and plain old spam and spyware is probably too great for any of the social-networking sites to remain on a steady keel forever. But as the signal-to-noise ratio gets out of whack, people are going to tire of participating.
Survey says half of doctors have prescribed placebos
That doesn't mean that half of all prescriptions are placebos, any more than a survey saying half of drivers have sped means that half of all drivers are presently speeding...but it's interesting to note that it is quite possible that any given patient may have been unwittingly prescribed a placebo