Following a post last week about the benefits of immunization, Ohio pediatrician Nicole Baldwin became the target of a coordinated anti-vaccine attack on TikTok, Facebook and even her office. Her story then became the subject of mainstream media news. Of course, physicians as targets of the anti-vaccine mob is not new. Bloggers and early era social media ... Continue Reading about Anti-vaccine Attack on TikTok – Is Facebook Complicit?
Dr. Saurabh Jha (aka @roguerad) recently posted this comment on the limits of Twitter: No controversial topic can be adjudicated, or meaningfully discussed, on Twitter. My Twitter motto for 2020 I shared the idea and suggested that it should be framed and put over every physician’s workspace. Some agreed. Some disagreed. Twitter for ... Continue Reading about The Limits of Twitter for Debate
As doctors grow in numbers on Twitter we tend to collect in silos based on ideology, etc. But know you’ve reached critical mass when we can curate tweets based on perceived generational differences among physicians. Check out #oldmedtwitter. Social media can be remarkably powerful. It can bring us together as well as pull us apart. Time will tell ... Continue Reading about OldMedTwitter – How Hashtags Impact #MedTwitter
When social media was making its meteoric rise a decade ago, physician social media disasters were exhibit A for why you need to remain silent and stay offline. As a result, early social media training in hospitals was made up of endless strings of doctor-as-jackass screenshots intended to scare residents straight. But the idea of Twitter as a place where good ... Continue Reading about The Value of Physician Social Media Disasters
If you want to show that you’re peeved on Twitter, starting with Ummm appears to be your best bet. Consider it part of the new literacy for the 21st century. Consider a recent Twitter exchange over a cardiology publication where one doctor wasn’t happy with how his position was represented. Let’s roll the clip.... Ummm... i listed false benefits attributed to ... Continue Reading about New Literacy for the 21st century – The Art of Microstyle
This tweet about doctors and the media from Dr. Aaron Carroll made me think: Just spent 15 minutes talking on background to a reporter who was thinking of writing a story in an area I'd written on previously, and I don't understand why researchers and physicians are so reticent to talk to the media. This is how knowledge gets out there. The problem is that ... Continue Reading about Doctors and the Media: Why Can’t Physicians See Their Role?