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Radiol Technol. 2011 Nov-Dec;83(2):112-9.

The social media revolution.

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Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The growing popularity and use of social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogging, and wikis have led to a social media revolution. Given this widespread influence, it is important for educators, administrators, and technologists to understand the risks of using social media in the classroom and workplace.

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate popular social media sites and their effect on radiologic technology education and business practices.

METHOD:

A comprehensive search of literature was performed to examine social media and its applications in education, health care, and business.

RESULTS:

Social media use is on the rise, affecting all aspects of mainstream society. Leaders in the radiologic sciences should be familiar with social media and cognizant of its risks.

CONCLUSION:

Future studies regarding social media use in the radiologic sciences are necessary to determine its effect on the radiologic science community.

PMID:
22106386
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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