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 4 weeks:

YouTube as a source of information on rhinosinusitis: 55% of videos contained no useful facts, 27% misleading info http://buff.ly/138NPPy

How to Use Twitter for Public Health Monitoring? Only 5 to 20% of signals were "relevant" http://buff.ly/16gHswJ

Social media increases dissemination of original articles - but the effect is lost after 1 year http://buff.ly/13JJwP2

Social Media Adoption by Local Health Departments in the US: 24% are on Facebook, 8% on Twitter http://buff.ly/16gI2KS

A practical approach for content mining of tweets. http://buff.ly/18GgiFx

Using social media to create a professional network between physician-trainees and ASN: no success at this time http://buff.ly/19lv2ZN

Visualization of Dietary Behavior and Reasons for Eating Using Twitter http://buff.ly/13g9K7w

Suffering by comparison: Twitter users' reactions to Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (article in journal Body Image) http://buff.ly/1dZ07jp

Use of social-networking sites in medical education received positive feedback from learners (study) http://buff.ly/1dZ0gU0

14% of US/Canadian medical schools use social media for faculty development. http://buff.ly/1dZ0kmJ

Study: Twitter was a credible information source during the time of disaster (2011 Tohoku Earthquake) http://buff.ly/1ebcedx

Physicians' use of Twitter: 1.9% of tweets were 'unprofessional', 0.2% of tweets could violate patient privacy http://buff.ly/19xkiY8

Most healthcare professions students agreed that guidelines for Facebook use would be beneficial http://buff.ly/1ebdwoF

Parent Perspectives on Incorporating a Facebook Group into Weight Management Program: could be useful http://buff.ly/1ebdMUF

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.

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