June 16, 2011 marks the start of my Facebook Project.
June 16, 2019 marks the 8th year or anniversary of my Facebook Project.
I have been making a regular evaluation and review of my Facebook Project since 2011 to check if I should still continue with the Project and, if to continue, what are the areas that I can do to enhance it.
On its 8th anniversary on June 16, 2019, I will make another review and evaluation.
In the past, I already made several evaluations (2011 December – 6 months after usage; 2013 – 24 months after usage; 2014 – 3 years after; 2015 – 4.5 years after; 2016 – 5 years after usage). The overall result has always been positive and my friends have consistently wanted me to continue my Facebook Project or Postings.
In 2014 and 2016, I asked for formal feedback through a survey from my friends in Facebook. The results can be seen in the following links (with 38 and 119 respondents respectively):
I have not conducted a formal survey since 2016.
In 2018, I just made an informal personal evaluation of my Facebook Project based on my formulated goals and objectives and observed outcomes.
I will do the same this year, June 2019.
The following was my first post in my homepage (profile page) in Facebook on June 16, 2011, spelling out the objectives and contents of my Facebook:
“My Facebook will contain my thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) on things of interest to me and on things that may be of interest and concern to my patients, to my colleagues, to my friends, and to my family.”
I have fulfilled all the objectives that were set at the start, namely:
“My Facebook will contain my thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPOR) on things of interest to me and on things that may be of interest and concern to my patients, to my colleagues, to my friends, and to my family.” [I have “likes” and “comments” from majority if not all of my intended readers.]
I have been using the Facebook as a personal blog to:
o Facilitate communication and keeping in touch with my patients, students, colleagues in the medical profession, classmates, friends, and with my family;
o Advance my advocacy on “Education for Health Development in the Philippines,” which I started in 1989;
o Share on my personal thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) in the following four areas: Medicine; Hospital Administration; Medical Education; and Life. (with focus on the following specific topics: Breast Wellness; Thyroid Wellness; Hospital Quality Management System; Hospital Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program; and Problem-based Learning in Medicine and Surgery.)
The missions of my Facebook Project are spelled out as such: to infoshare; to inspire; to improve.
Infoshare means to inform and share information and my TPORs (Thoughts, Perceptions, Opinions and Recommendations) which will lead to the other missions to inspire and to improve.
Inspire means to motivate changes for the better or learning on the part of my friends or readers.
Improve means to produce positive changes in behavior (learning) which is the ultimate target of my Facebook Project and Blogs, that is, Education for Health Development in the Philippines Program.
In March 6, 2019, after I reached 70 years old in January 31, 2019, I added another specific mission within the Education for Health Development in the Philippines Program: to advocate How to Live Life in the Context of Health.
March 6, 2019
I edited the cover photo of my two timelines. I added (How to Live Life in the Context of Health) under Education for Health Development in the Philippines.
From 2019 – 2024 (at least, for the next 5 years), as part of my next 5-year intentional life plan, one of my focused programs or projects is to teach people on how to live life to the fullest and how to live a meaningful life.
Last January 31, 2019 (upon reaching 70 years old), I have shown a clear and live example on how to live life to the fullest and how to live a meaningful life up to age 70 using myself as the prototype. After that day, starting February 1, 2019, I feel I can now serve as a full-blooded role model and am fully qualified to teach people on how to live life to the fullest and how to live a meaningful life in the context of health.
Also, when I started using the Facebook for educational purpose in June 16, 2011, one of the topics that I intentionally included is Living Life. In 2014 and 2016, when I made a survey from my Facebook Friends on what topics they wanted me to continue to post, Living Life was on top the list on both years.
The topics they liked me to post on my Facebook: Medicine; Hospital Administration; Medical Education; and Life. The following specific topics they also liked me to include: Breast Wellness; Thyroid Wellness; Hospital Quality Management System; Hospital Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program; and Problem-based Learning in Medicine and Surgery.
HOW TO LIVE LIFE IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH
This will be operational defined as how to live life in such a way as to
- Avoid a premature death as much as possible (before 70 years old – as of 2019);
- have a physical and mental well-being;
- have a productive and meaningful life; and
- have contentment every day and at end of life.
I am achieving the missions of my Facebook Project as evidenced by the responses of friends in my Timelines and the increasing number of requests to be connected or to follow me.
I have reached the 5000-friend quota in my first Facebook Timeline in June 2017.
I have created an extension in the form of group page (Reynaldo O Joson 2).
As of June 10, 2019, 445 pm, there are 817 friends subscribed in this group.
I also have created a second Facebook Timeline in September 2018.
As of June 10, 2019, 450 pm, there are 415 friends subscribed in this second Timeline.
I am also achieving my OCIL objective in my Facebook Project. OCIL stands for Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning. I started this in 1999 to conduct online learning sessions particularly with surgical residents, medical students, and students in hospital administration. Google “Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning ROJoson” and you will see the links.
OCIL is learning being effected collaboratively with online interaction not only among the learner-participants but also with the facilitator. As the facilitator, I work on the premise that I don’t know everything though I know something on the learning topic and I recognize the importance of the help of my learner-participants through collaboration and interaction in coming out with a most fruitful learning session.
I have extended this OCIL (though informally) when I started using Facebook in 2011.
For the longest time that I was blocked by Facebook in posting from September 13, 2018 to October 13, 2018 (one month), I have a lot of Facebook friends telling me they missed my posts in Facebook. This is a blessing in disguise as I got to feel the pulse of my readers.
See the feedback here – https://www.facebook.com/rjoson2001/posts/10155562556255800
Note the 75 likes.
For details on my FACEBOOK PROJECT, visit:
Will continue my Facebook Project with the same goals and objectives and missions (with emphasis of teaching how to live life in the context of health) until I become disabled, crippled or die or until Facebook closes down (pray and hope not).
Will welcome more “friends” and “followers” probably at an increment of at least 500 per year in Timeline 2 and Reynaldo O Joson 2.
Will try to increase or intensify collaborative and interactive learning from “friends” and “followers.”
As to my pages, which I have not been focusing on for the past year, I will place at least 2 posts per page each month.
Topic Category of Interest by my followers on my Facebook blogs:
From 2014 Survey
From 2016 Survey