Connie Schardt summarizes an article in JAMA on health information found in YouTube videos: Medical Library Association Task Force on Social Networking Software -> YouTube as a source for health information?
I don’t think the health literacy implications of YouTube are any greater in number than those for the Internet in general, and may be fewer since it’s a subset of Web surfers who look at videos. Still, bad information drives out good, and those of us involved in health literacy efforts need to have this on our radar.
Keelan et al.
YouTube as a Source of Information on Immunization: A Content Analysis
JAMA.2007; 298: 2482-2484.