Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant, Alexa, now enables hypochondriacs and armchair physicians to ask WebMD for medical advice. This seems like an awful idea, because it is. The internet is not a doctor.
WebMd, the hypochondriac's wet dream turned digital, is notorious for convincing invalid-hopefuls that their pounding headache is actually just a tricky little combination of diabetes and cyanide poisoning. But apparently crippling neuroticism isn't the only negative side effect of our dependence on the site. At…
Truth be told, I'd willingly watch most of these. Although I suspect that 80% of the Facebook show would just be Farmville weather reports. [College Humor]
My toes are tingly, my head kinda hurts, and last night's a bit fuzzy. Did I have a seizure? Is it lupus? Where's my iPad? The WebMD app will help me figure it out—Oh God! It's Sjögren's syndrome!