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 2-4 weeks:

5 lessons learned by a successful physician blogger: Family comes first - the online community is virtual - it is not real. The cost of free is immense. Learn to say NO. Multi-tasking is a myth. Value your time – not in monetary terms – but in terms of self-preservation. Learn who to trust. Accept assistance - You are not a one man show http://buff.ly/1pGpEsD

Wikipedia contains errors in 9 out of 10 of its health entries - Wikipedia is the main source for many med students. Scientists compared disease info with peer-reviewed literature: most Wikipedia articles contained "many errors". Up to 70% of physicians and medical students use Wikipedia, yet 9 out 10 articles have errors (study) http://buff.ly/SL9AY8

Do Cancer Patients Tweet? Study examined the Twitter Use of Cancer Patients in Japan http://buff.ly/1pCFKAa

"Map reveals IQ levels across the US based on tweets" http://buff.ly/1kPFXQz

Emotional contagion: Facebook influences users' emotions by adjusting their news feed http://buff.ly/1z3hxsu - original article in PNAS: http://buff.ly/1z3hHAb -- Facebook can use algorithm to make users happy or sad at will, scientists "creeped out" http://buff.ly/1z3hNba

Characterizing the Followers and Tweets of a Marijuana-Focused Twitter Handle | J of Medical Internet Research http://buff.ly/1qd5MMc

5 Strategies to Effectively Use Online Resources - Annals of Emergency Medicine primer http://buff.ly/1qd8SQh

How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag in a Spreadsheet http://buff.ly/1oqe3e6

Planning ahead: How to Digitally Avoid Taking It to the Grave http://buff.ly/1oqfdGn -- Plan your digital afterlife with Inactive Account Manager http://buff.ly/1qzXnUQ

Practicing urologists are almost universal in avoiding social media for professional use (study) http://buff.ly/1j0TYf9

Dermatology on YouTube: Only 35% of the videos were uploaded by or featured an MD/DO/PhD http://buff.ly/1j0UcTE

FDA asks pharma companies to use Twitter to post side effects http://buff.ly/1o7BDcu

FDA calls Twitter "Platform with Character Space Limitations" http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/UCM401087.pdf

The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes 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.

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