For many of my colleagues sharing ideas is an epic production. 5000 words, weeks of preparation, peer approval, boss endorsement, pages of references, etc. Sharing ideas, we’ve been taught, is an epic production. We are bred to believe that ideas are shared only when they’re done. We think that value only comes with the finished product. But this is how the ... Continue Reading about Medicine’s Epic Production
In the earlier days of Twitter (circa 2009) it was standard protocol to introduce friends to your followers. In fact, Fridays on Twitter were a shameless parade of people sharing the handles of their friends. Why you needed to follow them was irrelevant. It was the tip of the hat that mattered. It was followFriday. In the months after #followfriday was initiated in ... Continue Reading about FollowFriday: How Did it Work and Where Did it Go?
If you think Twitter has devolved into a buttoned-down forum for predictable professional posturing, check out Ilooklikeasurgeon. This and other communities of female physician voices on Twitter are shaping a new image of the physician. Ilooklikeasurgeon The original meme that went global, #Ilooklikeasurgeon put a spotlight on the the way real (female) surgeons ... Continue Reading about Twitter’s Continuum of Female Physician Voices: ILookLikeaSurgeon, GirlMedTwitter, and MotherCutter
This evening represents the sunsetting of the longstanding #HCSM Twitter chat. Dana Lewis sums up the culture that evolved in the #HCSM chat here: The chat began in January of 2009, and continued almost every Sunday night at 8pm CT from then until now. Discussion has ranged around hundreds of topics related to healthcare and social media – such as interactions ... Continue Reading about 3 Reasons the Sun Went Down on #HCSM
5 Indicators that we may be facing a Twitter demise: Library of Congress The U.S. Library of Congress announced that they will no longer archive tweets. The decision to archive in the first place was an indicator of Twitter’s social relevance. The decision to suspend archiving Twitter is similarly an indicator of its relevance. 280 You don’t make this kind ... Continue Reading about Twitter Demise: 5 Indicators the Little Blue Bird is Circling the Drain
Earlier this week Facebook announced the release of its product for children, Messenger Kids. Messenger Kids makes it easier for kids to video chat and message with family and friends with parental control. But you don’t need to look far to find those voicing concern. So what does our response to Messenger Kids say about us and technology? We don’t want our kids ... Continue Reading about Messenger Kids from Facebook – What it Says About Us and Our Technology