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 http://goo.gl/fw94I
8 free blog/website templates for Blogger by Google http://goo.gl/XqFsh
How to Build and Support Online Communities Within Facebook And Twitter http://goo.gl/shdP6
More than 50% of small businesses do not have a website - Google pushes GYBO: Get Your Business Online http://bit.ly/QYMxDd
Growth of Doctor Rating Websites Prompts Worries, more than 50 sites allow patients to post online about their doctors http://goo.gl/bsVaw
A "graveyard" of cancelled Google products, collected on Pinterest by a helpful Microsoft employee http://buff.ly/LX85Bv and http://buff.ly/N6Tm0R
Library’s New Role to Enhance Visibility of Researchers « Laika's MedLibLog http://buff.ly/PeyFYo
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 http://goo.gl/PGlSx
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. http://goo.gl/GrmjB
Sharing great content 15 times a day http://goo.gl/8pD8G
What are the ethics of crowdsourcing a diagnosis? http://goo.gl/Ez3wj
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 http://goo.gl/P9d4a
Social media firm targets prospective patients - will provide "complete management" of Twitter/Facebook for dermatologist offices http://goo.gl/h8NX3
The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.