Social networking is a term that describes use of social networks, online communities, blogs, wikis or any other online collaborative media for marketing, sales, public relations and customer service. Common social media marketing tools include Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Google+, Orkut and YouTube. The United Ostomy Association Inc. supports a few of these.
The following are managed by members of the United Ostomy Association of
- Facebook Group
- Facebook Page
- UOAC Discussion Board
- Email Discussion List
The following are not hosted by UOAC, but may be of interest:
Ostomyland is an interactive support website for ostomates as well as their friends and family which includes an online chat page to discuss some of your needs and concerns. There are also message boards to discuss various topics.
Shaz's Ostomy Pages is An Interactive Support Page For New and Experienced Ostomates. There are also message boards to discuss various topics.
UOAA Discussion Board is a forum to support people with ostomies and other intestinal/urinary diversions. This discussion board is a joint effort of the IOA and the UOAA.
Stoma Innovation by you is a forum sponsored by Coloplast. They are currently holding an International Stoma Innovation Contest.
Ostomy Chat Rooms
- Ostomyland Chat Room - Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. UK time, 3:00 p.m Eastern time
- Yahoo UK Ostomy Support - 1st & 3rd Sundays, 8:00 p.m. UK time
- Yahoo Peoples with Ostomy2 - Mondays, 8:00 p.m. US Central time