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    Flap’s Links and Comments for May 6th on 20:01

    These are my links for May 6th from 20:01 to 20:03:

    • Dentistry 2.0 – Dentists Linger In Social Network "Land of the Lost" – For many Americans the Internet has become a credible source of health information.  Medical sites like WebMD, MayoClinic.com, Vitals.com, Healthgrades.com and others offer unprecedented access to health information to feed this growing consumer appetite for health information.  According to a recent survey by Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, 61 percent of Americans turn to the web for online medical advice and information.  This trend will certainly grow as the penetration of the Internet and mobile devices continue to grow and change the way Americans demand, search, and consume media.

      At the same time, healthcare professionals, including dentists are seeking the best possible position online by developing websites for their practice, and increasingly using tools like search engines (organic and pay per click), blogging, and social media.   Although dentists have been using the web to promote their practices in the United States by spending thousand of dollars each year on the medium, aggregate data on quality of dental websites in terms of user experience, search engine friendliness, and patient conversion rates are not readily available in the marketplace.   Now dentists are speeding ahead into the wild west of social media and staking their claim on properties like Facebook.


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    • Rudy Giuliani could be ‘talked into’ running in 2012 – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani admitted Friday that he can "probably be talked into" a run for the presidency.
      While speaking to a group from the Republican National Lawyers Association at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Giuliani asserted that his major goal is for a Republican to be elected as president in 2012.

      But he wouldn't rule out his own bid when responding to the question of whether he will consider a run.
      "Sure, but not right now," he said. "I enjoyed the debate so much last night…I will, sure, think about it, but not yet."
      And if Giuliani turns out to be the best Republican for the job, the 2008 candidate for the GOP nomination said, "I could probably be talked into doing it."


      In other words, Rudy is running for Vice President. And, he would make a good one or Attorney General which I think really is the job he wants,if not President