Letters A few fears felt using Facebook

Is it time for medicine to update its Facebook status?

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6334 (Published 04 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6334
  1. Ahmed Osman, fourth year medical student1,
  2. Andrew Wardle, fourth year medical student1
  1. 1University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. aosman6{at}gmail.com

Facebook focuses on, “Giving people control over their experience so they can express themselves freely while knowing that their information is being shared in the way they intend.”1 This ethos relies on members having the correct perception of how their information is shared, as is shown by the privacy problems experienced by practising doctors.2 …

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