Rules of Social Media á La MD2B, Part 2 – Discussing Controversial Content Online

The American Medial Association Journal of Ethics recently released its 2011 John Conley Foundation for Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine essay competition topic.  I entered the contest last year, and thought an excerpt from that prompt would be the perfect starting point for the next installment of my observations about social media usage: publishing appropriate … Continue reading

Facebook- Friend or Foe?

Recently a classmate contacted me for my opinion on a Social Media proposition. He was interested in creating a Facebook resource for health professions students looking to promote the use of social media well as provide links and information about relevant medical topics. He said he’d done some baseline searching, and although he found Facebook … Continue reading

Waste Not, Want Not

The summer before my freshman year of college, a good friend told me, “You’d better get a Facebook account while you still have time to waste.” I did. And I did. Like so many, I wore my little freshman heart on my sleeve via song lyrics and status updates, kept what was essentially a photo … Continue reading