Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:
"Is Google accidentally killing Wikipedia?" with "Knowledge Graph" snippets http://buff.ly/1hiuwNx - page views fell by 12% in 2013.
Patient with cancer tweets about her diease - Guardian and NYTimes columnists misinterpret her tweets - outcome: http://buff.ly/1hvnOnt
Bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists (US federal court decision) http://buff.ly/1eSCJHW
Social Media Workshop for Emergency Medicine Physicians http://buff.ly/1f5hByf - Great basic info for a quick start.
The majority of Canadian physicians are avoiding social media: "too many pitfalls and too few benefits". 90% of Canadian doctors believe the use of social media tools in medicine poses professional and legal risks. 40% think social media are of little or no use in day-to-day medical practice http://buff.ly/1cX96AE
"Facebook like a spreading disease that's about to fade away" (study) http://buff.ly/1f7STxt
Expand your CME and broaden your academic community with Twitter, urges members Royal College of Physicians of Canada http://buff.ly/1f9RVka
Study: AA parents are active users of mobile tech for social interactions, but less so for accessing health info http://buff.ly/Ml7FXo
Social media use by orthodontic patients: only 13% posted comments about braces, only 6.7% would like to get orthodontic info from social media sites http://buff.ly/Ml8kIC
Milk sharing networks on Facebook; thousands of individuals participate in direct exchange of raw human milk http://buff.ly/NccWku
Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work? http://buff.ly/1c96qQU - probably not, at least not when studied in trial that extend beyond 3 months.
Social media's role in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery: informing clinicians, empowering patients http://buff.ly/NceJWO
Physicians need to be aware of what information patients can find online because many are unwilling to share it http://buff.ly/1c96U9O
Social Media Engagement by Public Health Researchers: only 24% said SM was helpful for career advancement http://buff.ly/1ggxnX0
The 1% Rule in Digital Health Social Networks: Superusers generate the vast majority of traffic and create value http://buff.ly/1ggw7TQ
The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes and and RSS subscriptions. 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.