DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.0019-5359.IndianJMedSci20170480

Social media in medical practice: A boon or bane!!!

Ashish Gulia

Abstract


Social media comprise a number of online and mobile resources that provide a platform for sharing, and discussion of individualized ideas/thoughts and content in public domain. Social media are commonly defined by specific applications and/or tools, most of which are widely accessible and free to use. These applications may be categorized by purpose, including such functions as professional networking social networking (Facebook, Google), media sharing (Instagram, YouTube), content production (blogs, Twitter), and knowledge/information aggregation.


Keywords


Social media, Medical practice

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