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Sourcing reliable information on social media

27 September 2013

THE WEB and online platforms are becoming increasingly important channels through which key scientific institutions and bodies communicate their findings, discoveries and knowledge. But how do I know if the information I'm accessing is current,...

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Scientific information and credibility online

21 September 2013

THERE are a lot of preconceptions and myths about social media. 

 In certain circles, ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ are still pejorative terms dispensed with little understanding about their role in a new digital era. They...

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Closing the gap with social media

08 July 2013

NEW digital platforms and social media are transforming opportunities for health innovation and promotion in indigenous communities. In recent years, a growing number of health professionals, institutions and providers have been turning to Information and...

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Twitter's health potential

24 April 2013

THE far-reaching and rapid spread of information on Twitter has the potential to save lives through education according to a recent study at the University of Sydney. The study, ‘Tweeting Our Way to...

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New social media guidelines for physicians

19 April 2013

PHYSICIANS should exercise caution before ‘posting’ and ‘friending’ in online social media forums. The position paper, released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Federation of State Medical Boards, examines the influence of...

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