To post, or not to post? Sometimes, especially on Twitter, it's a fine line to walk. Over on Wing of Zock, Bryan Vartabedian, MD, lists five subjects he tends to avoid, even at the risk of missing a good story.
Vartabedian explains why he chooses to err on the side of privacy:
Beer. I once spoke at a meeting out of town and caught up with some friends at the end of the day to visit and have a beer. I shared some details of my meetup and the particulars of the IPA I was enjoying. The following week in clinic a parent made a tongue-in-cheek comment on what I had shared. The comment reminded me that everyone’s watching and 140 characters doesn’t offer enough space to explain the why, or the time zone, of what I’m doing. So I now typically keep activities like beer consumption out of reproducible public view.
These and the other four are thoughts worth sharing.
Previously: Does age affect doctors’ adoption of technology?, How a “culture of permission” prevents doctors from being active in social media, Advice for physicians when interacting with patients online and How can physicians manage their online persona? KevinMD offers guidance