Social Media: It’s getting crowded in here
Has Twitter gotten too darn noisy? How many blogs can you follow? Are you about to scream if someone invites you to Like yet another Facebook page or invites you to yet another social media platform to crowdsource, save health care, share your story?
Sometimes social media in health care just seems loud and crowded. This week on #hcsmca (September 17), I’d like to take stock and reflect on how you use social media. Before we dive into the topics, let’s spend more time on introductions (T1).
To introduce yourself, complete this statement:
I’m a __________________ and I use social media (sm) to _____________________.
For example, you might be
- A researcher who uses sm to inform and recruit.
- A patient who uses sm to connect with other patients.
- An editor who uses sm to share journal’s publications.
- A pharmacist using sm to stay up to date.
- A communicator managing the institution’s sm presence.
We’re rarely one-dimensional as my examples imply, so you’ll have to be creative to fit it all into 140 characters.
Then let’s dive into these topics:
- T2: Has your use of social media for health changed over time? If so, how?
- T3: What does social media in health enable for you?
- T4: What frustrates you or has disenfranchised you?
- T5: What advice would you give someone who joining the hcsm bandwagon now?
Join the conversation Wednesday, September 17 at 1pm ET (10am PT, 11am MT, noon CT, 2pm AT).