Why Docs Don't Wear White Coats Or Polo Shirts at the Mayo Clinic

“In health care, the visual clues about an institution‘score values and the quality of care are particularly difficult to separate from the actual service because people spend significant time in the facility?some stay for days or even weeks. The physical environment is also connected to medical outcomes: The potential of design to promote healing through stress reduction has been documented in dozens of studies.” Leonard L. Berry and Neeli Bendapudi…

(Meme)X Marks the Spot: Theorizing Metablogging in Terms of Dawkins'sMeme and Reddy'sConduit

I recently heard that the talk I proposed has been accepted to BlogTalk – A European Conference On Weblogs. Here is the abstract I sent: I plan to examine the language bloggers use to describe their activities, in terms of the “meme” (or some variant, such as the virulent persistence of the “blogging urge”) and the “conduit” (as embodied by metablogging tools such as Blogdex, or concepts such as “trackbacks”).…