33c is thrilled to have Doximity as a sponsor this week. The ideas below, however, are shaped and written on my own. I woke up this morning and had a Doximity message from my childhood best friend. Inseparable as kids, we grew up and apart and went our separate ways some forty years ago. I didn’t know what had become of him and had no idea he was a doctor. You can ... Continue Reading about Doximity – America’s Million Member Health Professional Network
The networked age has spawned a number of free publishing platforms. First there was Blogger. Then Tumblr and Medium. All offer your ideas an easy on-ramp to the Internet. All represent a form of digital sharecropping. So when the investors decide that it’s time to bring Medium to slaughter, you will be left holding the bag. It’s the Silicon Valley sequence: Win ... Continue Reading about Medium as Digital Sharecropping
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