Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2 weeks:

Twitter Use at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meetings: 14-40 doctors generated 29% of meeting dialogue

8 free blog/website templates for Blogger by Google

How to Build and Support Online Communities Within Facebook And Twitter

More than 50% of small businesses do not have a website - Google pushes GYBO: Get Your Business Online

Growth of Doctor Rating Websites Prompts Worries, more than 50 sites allow patients to post online about their doctors

A "graveyard" of cancelled Google products, collected on Pinterest by a helpful Microsoft employee and

Library’s New Role to Enhance Visibility of Researchers « Laika's MedLibLog

No medical social media strategy is complete without a plan for a blog. From Howard J. Luks, MD: Google Panda and Penguin Changes are Two More Reasons for Doctors to Blog

Lamenting the end of iGoogle: iGoogle, a personalized dashboard, was a remnant of the age of Internet portals but for me it was my brain, at a glance. I might just learn to leave a dozen browser tabs open and skip around them while working during the day. Sure, that's the way a lot of people work, but it's still an unpleasant prospect. Without iGoogle, it seems, my brain might never again be the same.

Sharing great content 15 times a day

What are the ethics of crowdsourcing a diagnosis?

Richmond Doc: There could be great value in using social media as the world’s largest “curbside consult” in which we ask peers to provide suggestions and insight. Crowdsourcing would be like an enormous brainstorming session to help come up with ideas that the primary physician might have overlooked or failed to consider.

Robert West comments: Personally, I would prefer to have my own health conditions crowdsourced, than continue forever untreated or improperly treated. Not all people feel the same way, though.

Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind - User not able to reach anyone at Twitter or Facebook

Social media firm targets prospective patients - will provide "complete management" of Twitter/Facebook for dermatologist offices

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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