Thursday, November 19, 2009

Google's SideWiki: Love the Immediacy, Ubiquity and Intimacy -- BUT. . .

Okay -- I also love the content (thanks, Anonymous!) -- but can I trust Google to remain true to the "Don't Be Evil" motto?

Do I really believe that Google's "comment on anything, anywhere" technology isn't also a data-mining/sales operation? Of course not. So -- while I love the content the SideWiki will show me (especially that depicted above -- click to enlarge!) -- I will probably pass on installing the toolbar, and SideWiki, for now.

What are your thoughts? Am I overly focused on data privacy (and safety of preserving anonymous identities)? Am I being silly? Is SideWiki effective, as a pharma-commentary tool? Let me know.



Anonymous said...

"We try to remember that medicine is for the patient. We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits will follow and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been."

George Merck 1950

Did Merck stay true to George Merck's vision?


Anonymous said...

Notice that the web site says

"Now available in US pharmacies"

Saphris was only approved for acute use in hospitalized patients. Shouldn't it be 'now available in US hospitals'?


Anonymous said...

How about available in hospital-based pharmacies?