The power of social media is far greater than anyone had ever expected. As humans, we are naturally drawn to seek comfort, advice, and companionship through others. And, in this day and age, when technology is at its upmost importance, it is only appropriate that these connections are experienced through online communities, built by strangers hundreds of mile apart. Despite the boundaries, these vast communities are empowered by individuals with a common cause, brought together in a single place accessible from everywhere, to share information and ideas with all who will listen.
We at HealthCentral have always attempted to incorporate a social experience in everything we do. From Shareposts to community Q&A's, we realize the power of person to person connections, especially when it comes to health. For this reason, we are proud to announce the revamp of our social media channels and offer our loyal users an additional outlet to connect, share, and experience with people who may need their guidance outside of HealthCentral.com.
Our users connect with people every day on HealthCentral and we want to encourage these connections by implementing fun new ways to give back to their cause and/or community. That said, we have started by creating a short and simple survey on our Facebook page for a chance to win a $100 donation to a charity of your choice. This is only the first of many social cause promotions that will take place over our social media channels in the next few months. The best way to keep on top of any new developments is to "Like" our Facebook page and "Follow" us on Twitter.
While we want to help you give back to your causes as much as possible, we also want to provide you an outlet to give back on your own. Our social media pages are great resources to showcase what you and other users find helpful. Read/Write a helpful sharepost? Post it to our Facebook page. Like a video about ADD? Tweet it to share it with all your friends. Have a fun picture of you at an Alzheimer's walk? Upload it to our wall. The possibilities are endless with social media and we encourage you to participate in any way possible!
Please take some time out to engage and share with us on our social media channels:
Oh and have you checked out HealthCentral's first ever TV commercial? As part of our efforts to spread the vast emporium of health knowledge and personal experiences, we launched this campaign to further tell people like you about HealthCentral - and empower them all to journey together toward better health. Let us know what you think!
Published On: June 30, 2011