Letters Tweeting and rule breaking at conferences

We should investigate social media’s value properly

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3970 (Published 19 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3970
  1. Damian T Roland, consultant and honorary senior lecturer in paediatric emergency medicine
  1. SAPPHIRE (Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research) Group, Health Sciences, Leicester University, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
  1. dr98{at}le.ac.uk

Social media have transformed traditional concepts of knowledge translation,1 2 and the rapid rise in conference “hashtags” creates its own knowledge gap. For some, this has resulted in a distorted perception of how Twitter works and how its use can be of benefit (or a hindrance).3 …

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