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Social Media &
Health Sciences
Apostolos Koutropoulos, MBA, MSIT, MEd, CTS
Healey Library - UMass Boston
{more to come…
Who am I?
{…if so, how?
Do you use social
media?
{…anyone know?
What is Social
Media?
Social Media is an umbrella term that defines the
various activities that integrate technology, social
interaction and the...
{ {“old” media “new” social media
How is it different?
Conversation Tools
{…back to “Who am I?”
The Social Media
Onion
Personal
• Facebook
• Last.fm
• YouTube
• Twitter
Professional
• LinkedIn
• Ning
• Wikis
• Scribd
Institutional
• UMass Bl...
{Health Care
Social Media &
the Industry
{ {Purpose
 communication
 information sharing
 project collaboration
 connecting
 saving time
Who’s using them
 sch...
 the internet does not forget
 your posts become part of the permanent record
 HR and future employers do look at these...
{Who, What, Where & How
Wrap Up
What you share today will be known tomorrow by ALL
How will this reflect on you personally? professionally?
Before you pos...
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  • Talk a bit about my work and school background
    Work on campus, library, doing training
    Also a user of many Web 2.0 services, but more to come later
  • Ask students what they use for social media and how?
    What do they think about it?

    Example:
    Facebook
    MySpace
    Last.fm
    YouTube
    Flickr
    Blogs
    Tumblr
    Wikis
  • Now that we know that you use it, or don’t use it, can you define it?
    Can you give some additional examples?

    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Ning
    Flickr
    Delicious
    Blogs

  • Social Media
    It’s having conversations
    It’s making connections
    It’s building relationships
    It’s sharing resources and information
    It’s networking
    It’s collaborating
  • Old media: broadcasting information, the “power” stayed with the people that could broadcast
    Televisions
    Radio
    Newspapers

    New media: more of a conversation, the power is distributed, everyone can have a say
    Blogs
    Wikis
    Social profiles
  • We are not one dimensional human beings.
    We interact differently with our friends, than we do with our family (and sometimes different with different family members) and differently with our coworkers.
    It’s the same online
  • Many industries, including health care use social media on a day to day basis for a variety of reasons
  • Facebook - What is it, what to use it for LinkedIn Twitter Ning Flickr Ethical considerations
    Faculty and student interactions
    Physician and patient interactions
  • Social media & health sciences presentation v2

    1. 1. { Social Media & Health Sciences Apostolos Koutropoulos, MBA, MSIT, MEd, CTS Healey Library - UMass Boston
    2. 2. {more to come… Who am I?
    3. 3. {…if so, how? Do you use social media?
    4. 4. {…anyone know? What is Social Media?
    5. 5. Social Media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. - Wikipedia What is it?
    6. 6. { {“old” media “new” social media How is it different?
    7. 7. Conversation Tools
    8. 8. {…back to “Who am I?” The Social Media Onion
    9. 9. Personal • Facebook • Last.fm • YouTube • Twitter Professional • LinkedIn • Ning • Wikis • Scribd Institutional • UMass Blog • YouTube • Flickr
    10. 10. {Health Care Social Media & the Industry
    11. 11. { {Purpose  communication  information sharing  project collaboration  connecting  saving time Who’s using them  schools  libraries  academic journals  students & teachers  hospitals  organizations The who & how
    12. 12.  the internet does not forget  your posts become part of the permanent record  HR and future employers do look at these things  need to consider before you post:  professional ethics  organizational codes of conduct  who is going to see this? Things to remember
    13. 13. {Who, What, Where & How Wrap Up
    14. 14. What you share today will be known tomorrow by ALL How will this reflect on you personally? professionally? Before you post, think about how what you say now might impact you later – the internet never forgets! Words of Wisdom

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