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Siobhan Champ-Blackwell found the following information on tweeting – and posted on her BHIC Blog.

 

Misleading Medical Tweets Could Cause Harm
http://bit.ly/oVsxrH
July 14th, 2011 by GarySchwitzer
This is not a lesson about the limitations of 140-ch. Rather, it is a warning about careless Tweets that mischaracterize the real meat of the message in longer stories linked to in the Twitter message. As I wrote on Twitter in response to these two episodes, “Better not to Tweet on complex health care topics than to mischaracterize your own story with a misleading 140 characters.”

Tweets Provide Insight Into Public Perceptions of Health Care Issues
http://bit.ly/qdS15F
iHealthBeat
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tweets Provide Insight Into Public Perceptions of Health Care Issues
Recent research about health trends discussed on Twitter is attracting the attention of public health experts, who believe the social media website could provide insight into public perceptions of health-related issues, NPR’s “Shots” reports.

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