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

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)

Do Cancer Patients Tweet? Study examined the Twitter Use of Cancer Patients in Japan

"Map reveals IQ levels across the US based on tweets"

Emotional contagion: Facebook influences users' emotions by adjusting their news feed - original article in PNAS: -- Facebook can use algorithm to make users happy or sad at will, scientists "creeped out"

Characterizing the Followers and Tweets of a Marijuana-Focused Twitter Handle | J of Medical Internet Research

5 Strategies to Effectively Use Online Resources - Annals of Emergency Medicine primer

How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag in a Spreadsheet

Planning ahead: How to Digitally Avoid Taking It to the Grave -- Plan your digital afterlife with Inactive Account Manager

Practicing urologists are almost universal in avoiding social media for professional use (study)

Dermatology on YouTube: Only 35% of the videos were uploaded by or featured an MD/DO/PhD

FDA asks pharma companies to use Twitter to post side effects

FDA calls Twitter "Platform with Character Space Limitations"

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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