Social Media in Radiology: A Primer.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Feb;14(2):290-293. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.09.043. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
Ishak R1, Fishman EK2, Bedi H3.
Over the past decade, social media has erupted and changed how we communicate with one another. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many other platforms have become as ubiquitous as e-mail, with the use of social networking sites by surveyed adults doubling from 26% in 2008 to 47% in 2011 . Although once seen as frivolous social entities, these applications are now proving to be valuable resources. An annual report from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth evaluating the social media activity of Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list found that 34% of this year’s Fortune 500 companies are now actively blogging, 77% maintain active Twitter accounts, 70% have Facebook pages, and 69% have YouTube accounts . Recent surveys have also shown that social media is proving to be an invaluable tool, with 5 million high–net worth investors in the United States and Canada actively using social media to help them with their financial decisions .