The FDA had a Public Forum on November 12-13 to collect suggestions for their forthcoming social media and online presence guidelines. I’ve been hoping for people to watch the FDASM Public Forum videos with me, but it hasn’t happened yet. Part of the problem is the way the FDA has made them available.
What they did:
– Two links.
– 8 hours of video each.
What I wish they’d done:
– 60 speakers.
– 9 minutes each.
– each individual presentation in YouTube and Vimeo.
A few presenters downloaded the entire video (each link takes 8 hours to download) and then snipped out their section and posted it online. You can understand why not everyone has done this. (What a pain!)
I started collecting these (gee, I’m SUCH a librarian sometimes), and we’re in conversations trying to get permissions to help those who did not post theirs in YouTube to do so.
This playlist collects some of the presentations and interviews that surrounded this event.
The FDA guidelines will very likely shape non-health guidelines for social media and may very well impact on health communications in broader spheres, especially that of information professionals, health advocates, and potentially the general public. Please see http://fdasm.com for more information on how you can contribute to the dialog.
WordPress won’t allow me to embed the playlist here, so I have done so at the Health Sciences Libraries blog. You can browse the list at YouTube or just start watching at the other blog.