Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is not a revolution in North Africa

I have discussed the futility and absurdity of not permitting staff in hospitals to have access to social media like Facebook, but let us now consider the cruelty of not permitting patients and families to have access to it on the public wireless network that is made available to them. Such is apparently the case in this pediatric setting: "[T]he hospital network has decided I can’t get on Facebook anymore." Earth to hospital administrators: This is not a revolutionary setting in North Africa.

1 comment:

PJ Geraghty said...

Seems odd. I could understand restricting a bandwidth-intensive service like YouTube or Pandora, since those could use enough of the pipe to limit availability for other users of other services. But FB is pretty benign as far as bandwidth goes.