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

How to Use Twitter for Public Health Monitoring? Only 5 to 20% of signals were "relevant"

Social media increases dissemination of original articles - but the effect is lost after 1 year

Social Media Adoption by Local Health Departments in the US: 24% are on Facebook, 8% on Twitter

A practical approach for content mining of tweets.

Using social media to create a professional network between physician-trainees and ASN: no success at this time

Visualization of Dietary Behavior and Reasons for Eating Using Twitter

Suffering by comparison: Twitter users' reactions to Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (article in journal Body Image)

Use of social-networking sites in medical education received positive feedback from learners (study)

14% of US/Canadian medical schools use social media for faculty development.

Study: Twitter was a credible information source during the time of disaster (2011 Tohoku Earthquake)

Physicians' use of Twitter: 1.9% of tweets were 'unprofessional', 0.2% of tweets could violate patient privacy

Most healthcare professions students agreed that guidelines for Facebook use would be beneficial

Parent Perspectives on Incorporating a Facebook Group into Weight Management Program: could be useful

The articles were selected from my Twitter and RSS streams. 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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