In another article by Dr. Greysen, and Terry Kind, MD, MPH, and Katherine C. Chretien, MD, “Online Professionalism and the Mirror of Social Media,” published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the authors write: “Regrettably, social media can enable content posted in a momentary lapse in judgment to spread rapidly beyond the intended audience with a simple “click.” In this sense, social media can act as a mirror reflecting intimate thoughts and behaviors back to oneself as well as to others around the world. For an increasingly Internet-savvy public, “images” reflected by this social media mirror may prove very important in sizing up not only the credentials, but also the character of professionals.”
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What are your thoughts on physicians online use in social networking sites? Are you a physician or another licensed health care professional? How do you use social media? What rules guide you?
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