This week I posted a brief comment on a doctor friend’s social page. It was a quick thought that, when taken out of context, came across the wrong way. He got sore and emailed me about it. I was upset because my relationship with him means a lot to me. It was one of my social media mishaps. It was a misunderstanding. I emailed to explain what I meant and where ... Continue Reading about Social Media Mishaps – 3 Steps to Take When Misunderstood
Bunny Elerin posted this tweet today. Note to doctors: We're responsible for what others understand about us. We're responsible for framing our own story. And if we don't, someone else will. It’s reaching a point where the absence of real information on a doctor is considered creepy. Or, as Bunny suggests, useless. ... Continue Reading about Beware Invisible Doctors
I recently read Douglas Rushkoff’s latest book, Present Shock - When Everything Happens Now Rushkoff suggests that our society has re-oriented itself to the present moment. The 20th century was preoccupied with the future. But now that the future is here, we have reoriented our selves to the present where everything is live, real time and always on. This has ... Continue Reading about Present Shock – When Everything Happens Now
This video I Forgot My Phone has created a stir. It plays on the idea that technology has pulled us from the realities of daily life. This sentiment has become the fodder of popular writers who wax poetic about the days when we were free. When we're disconnected, we're light, real and human. We we're connected, it seems, we are chained down and ... Continue Reading about Is It Possible to Unplug?
JAMA last week published a nice viewpoint piece, Social Media and Physicians’ Identity Crisis, written by Margaret Chisolm and her peers at Johns Hopkins. The piece challenges the dated concept of multiple online identities. You can read their ideas here (but you'll have to chisel through JAMA’s paywall). While practically minded public physicians have long ... Continue Reading about Translating Social Concepts for the Academic Consumer
I recently had a read Jaron Lanier’s Who Owns the Future? This is a fascinating read that offers a critical look at today's internet business models. Lanier is preoccupied with the power of Big Tech and the marginalization of the middle class. The Internet creates wealth in a very few, Lanier argues, and does so at the expense of the end user. “The primary ... Continue Reading about Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier