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Can the Web help people live healthier lives? This paper seeks to answer this question through an examination of sites, apps and online communities designed to help people improve their fitness, better manage their disease(s) and conditions, and to solve the often elusive connections between the symptoms they experience, diseases and treatments. These health social machines employ a combination of both simple and complex social and computational processes to provide such support. We firstdoi:10.1145/2487788.2488082 dblp:conf/www/KleekSHS13 fatcat:wm3by4yhfff47ftciy6yiuawxq