To be informed about the on-going evolution in social media and its impact on social networking and communication
To be informed about the value of social media in the field of radiology
To get an overview of the most popular and useful social media platforms
To be aware of both the possibilities and potential risks of using social media as radiologist
To obtain practical information on how to use and where to find relevant social media
The popularity of online social networking is growing and social media are becoming a common means for people to interact.
are also increasingly using social media.
This poster tries to give an overview of the current possibilities and risks when using social media,
and also provides some tips on how to handle them safely and efficiently.
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Social media are defined as “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0,
and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content”.
With the transition from the “read-only” Internet 1.0 version to the more “wildly read-write” Internet 2.0 in 2006,
it became possible for many Internet users to generate content on the Web themselves.
This shift in Internet technology was one of the main...
Radiologists can use social media and new web technologies used for online social networking,
in order to enhance collaboration,
to improve workflow and communication in clinical practice,
and to support education and research.
They can also used it to make their profession more visible to the public.
The permeation of online and social media into everyday life is placing doctors in new situations that they find difficult to navigate,
especially regarding privacy and legal aspects.
There is a...
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