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Twitter's popularity continues to grow, and hundreds of physicians are turning to the 140-character platform to connect and share information. Do you tweet?
Twitter's popularity continues to grow, and hundreds of physicians are turning to the 140-character social networking platform to connect and share information.
Celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz tops the list of docs on Twitter with more than 590,000 followers, and well-know primary-care doc and blogger Kevin Pho, MD, is being followed by more than 31,000.
That’s according to TwitterDoctors.net, a directory site featured in a recent The Huffington Post article about docs and Twitter. According to the article, some 1,300 docs have added themselves to the directory. The real number of Twittering docs could be far greater.
Many physicians turn to the social networking tool to share relevant links and news items, and promote themselves or their practice. Some say it’s where the patients are, so it’s where physicians should be as well, while others find it to be a quick, easy way to connect with colleagues. Very few are guilty of mixing medical advice with social networking.
So, do you tweet?
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