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:

'Like' Facebook's 'Year in Review' function? Many don't - Facebook "Year in Review" feature highlights a larger digital design problem: Algorithms and code aren't intelligent, they just do what they're told.

Students distracted by electronic devices perform at the same level as those who are focused on the lecture

Using social media offers a host of practical benefits to the modern academic or public intellectual. Look for Powerful tweets that supply original analysis, theoretical insight or historical context. On a basic level, Twitter gets people, including non-­traditional audiences, reading your work. Apply the “billboard test”: imagine that anything you tweet is going to be put up on a sign for the world to see.

Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago: "I would have ZERO trouble convincing our promotions committee that a high visibility blog with high traffic views that had evidence of thought leadership in the public domain would qualify as high impact and outstanding. And that is at the University of Chicago." What do you think of the University of Chicago's progressive stance? Have any other schools taken such steps?

'Instagram for doctors' to be launched in Europe - Will be just as successful as "Facebook for doctors", etc.

Could you be a star blogger or vlogger? The Guardian features successful bloggers, still in high school

Utility of a dermatology interest group blog at University of Texas

Ebola, Twitter, and misinformation: a dangerous combination? | The BMJ

The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant Tiwtter profile and publication record for scientists

Orthopedic patients who use social media have researched their condition prior to visit and travel longer to clinic

Uses and abuses of Facebook: A review of Facebook addiction "Some addicts use it to escape from negative moods"

Digital Junk: Food and Beverage Marketing on Facebook - Food brands are hyperactive on Facebook...

The articles were selected from Twitter @DrVes and RSS subscriptions. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases at and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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