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Twitter 101 for patients

I quite like this blog entry, from the Society for Participatory Medicine, on how patients are using Twitter to “seek and speak out.” Along with outlining how she used it during her bout with cancer (“I found information on just about every possible concern from ongoing clinical trials, to the latest medications, what foods to eat and why yoga was good for breast cancer patients”), the writer provides statistics, definitions, and guidance for the newbie Twitter user. A Twitter 101, if you will.

Previously: How using Twitter can benefit researchers, How, exactly, can Twitter benefit physicians?, What to think about when using social media for health information and How patients use social media to foster support systems, connect with physicians

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