How Doctors Learn About Social Media

I respectfully disagree with my colleague, Dr Bryan, who otherwise is very articulate. Twitter is a “free-for-all” medium and social media advocates (influencers in their own right) have worked very hard to give it a professional outlook.

However, Twitter is not the medium since it was never intended to. Threads will disappear and placing “tweets” is determined algorithmically. Hence it is a time suck.

Understanding how we publicly position our opinions and engage with others is key to our professional success. And no one arrives to medicine with an understanding of how to do this. Digital natives accustomed to a social dialog need to understand that engaging as a college student is different than engaging as a doctor. Mid-career digital immigrants have a different but equally challenging path.

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