Sunday, February 9, 2014

Is Sunday a Day of Rest for Social Media ?

Sunday may or may not be a day of rest in social media, depending upon your lifestyle. If you use Social Media for business it may give you time to prepare your social media stream for later in the week, scheduled by an increasing number of social media add ons, such as Hootsuite, Buffer, Hubspot and others.

Sunday may be a time to socialize about Friday and Saturday's movies, dinners, parties, weddings, and other events.
Social media has been accepted and internalized among young people. Everyone has it and is dong it. The line between social and business is evaporating, just as it has in real life.  More deals go down on the golf course, at the coffee shop, restaurants, and during times of transportation.  It's easy enough to bring along all your digital documents and share them on google + or just 'bluetooth' them across the desk or table. Google drive, dropbox, skydrive, amazon and others all provide shareable storage for free or little charge

Physicians can share medical consults and discuss difficult diagnostic challenges anywhere at the clinic, hospital, operating room or from the automobile (smart) that will be driving itself very soon. Powerpoint, Slideshare, Prezi, offer different and imaginative presentation modes. Since  Youtube was bought by Google the two share log ons and also integrate and synchronize via Google plus.  Google continues to add some private and secure modes for video conferences . They call it "Helpouts".  And for MDs it is  HIPAA compliant which allow patient - provider secure and confidential communications In additon to these open social platforms, there are physician specific sites, such as SERMO, and DOXIMITY

When it comes down to it, we are all connected socially.  Our responsibility remains to our patents, and no matter`how exciting the technology is, will it help you to deliver care, or is it just a  'toy" ?

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