Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2 weeks:
Cardiologist: Physicians Beware on the Twittersphere http://buff.ly/YWDE3x -- William Dillon, MD: "I was left at a conversational disadvantage because of the loss of context that is inherent to 140-character interactions on Twitter. This is a complex issue, and surely not suitable for Twitter. Engaging on this medium on this topic was a mistake. I learned from it."
"Smartphone will evolve to become a 'soulmate' device that knows your body better than you know it yourself" http://buff.ly/Rz6PaK
70% of Americans sleep with their cell phone within arm’s reach. 61% check their phones every hour. http://buff.ly/WX3UoT
10 reputation management tips for doctors http://buff.ly/S04bea
The Rise of Patient Communities on Twitter http://buff.ly/X2oXqa
Chronic Disease and Social Networks http://buff.ly/REhcKp
Increased Use of Twitter at a Medical Conference: A Report and a Review of the Educational Opportunities http://buff.ly/ZdwhVi
Online portal leads patients back to doctors' offices - amednews http://buff.ly/VPXTt8
Tweets, Google searches help solve migraine mysteries - Harvard Health blog http://buff.ly/VNLNB4 - Migraine Tweets – What can online behavior tell us about disease? http://buff.ly/R625Z5 -- We did a similar study for allergies.
Using Social Media to Improve Continuing Medical Education: A Survey of Course Participants http://buff.ly/Uh0u37
Internet-based self-management improved asthma control after 3 months - however, all benefits were lost after 12 mo http://buff.ly/Uh25G0
Online urologist ratings usually positive: study http://buff.ly/UZBf2U -- Online Reviews Of 500 Urologists http://buff.ly/UmXcv7
The interaction between the medical profession and the media is becoming increasingly complex http://buff.ly/UZChfb
What were the top Nature papers according to social media in 2012? Nobody is quite sure, apparently http://buff.ly/UhJPMP
94% of high school students accessed social media on their phones during class http://buff.ly/V6Yqbx
How to Supercharge Google RSS Reader with Styles and Extensions http://buff.ly/HT8L8a
Share, Discuss and Learn, Socially - Disrupting Medical Education by Redefining “Social Media” http://buff.ly/UpUkvD
Lessons from 12 Years of Blogging http://buff.ly/Wrzry8
Most STD educational apps have failed to attract user attention and positive reviews http://buff.ly/11aAryf
The articles were selected from my Twitter and RSS streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases at gmail.com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.