Category Archives: New and Social Media

Twitter Has Changed the News – What it Means for Pharma

Today Mashable carried a posting that quoted Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, as postulating that the election of 2012 would be the “Twitter Election“.  Even people who do not participate in Twitter will likely have seen articles regarding trends in … Continue reading

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Patience Patients – Are e-Patients Waiting for e-Docs?

Every so often when I have giving a talk on social media I ask the audience how many of them are on Facebook.   Usually nearly everyone in the audience raises a hand.  Then I ask how many of them … Continue reading

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FDA Needs to Be Clear About Social Media

After an extended Thanksgiving break, there has been time to contemplate the upcoming end of the year. Two and a half years ago, the FDA stated that “it was not the medium, it was the message” to sum up its … Continue reading

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Will Pharma Embrace Google+?

The twittersphere was aflutter with the news yesterday that Google+ was now set up for branded pages.  Until now, Google+ was set up for individuals to use, but companies not so much.  For example, if a company went to set … Continue reading

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Social Media Stories in Health and Medicine – The Webicina Competition

For those not familiar with Dr. Bertalan Mesko or the tremendous resource he has created in  Webicina, you are in for a treat. First a bit about Dr. Mesko – a/k/a @Berci – he is the co-founder of the site … Continue reading

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