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Effective use of Twitter and Facebook in pathology practice

Overview of attention for article published in Human Pathology, January 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 3,396)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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241 X users
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4 Facebook pages

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Title
Effective use of Twitter and Facebook in pathology practice
Published in
Human Pathology, January 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.humpath.2017.12.017
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pembe Oltulu, Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, Jerad M Gardner

Abstract

Social networking has become a part of daily life for most people. In the era of globalization, it has become indispensable for effective communication between friends and peers across the world. Today, social media use is not only restricted to our personal lives; it is becoming increasingly incorporated into our professional lives, as well. Social media platforms are rapidly becoming a necessary tool for medical professionals. Apt use of social media platforms can revolutionize scientific communication and collaboration. Pathologists are increasingly counted among Facebook's 2 billion users and Twitter's 328 million members. Social media can be a powerful tool not only for individual career progression, but also for raising the public profile of the specialty of pathology. It is now possible for us to reach out to millions of people, simultaneously and instantaneously, just by touching a screen. Real time interactions between physicians, across geographic borders and subspecialty borders, will undeniably open unexplored avenues for effective communication, consultation, research collaboration, and education. Knowledge sharing through social media will immensely enrich and grow our careers as pathologists; it will also enlighten the public and physicians of other specialties as to the crucial role of pathologists in patient care. We discuss the uses of Facebook and Twitter in modern day pathology, its implication in routine daily practice, pros and cons, and tips for effective social media use by pathologists.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Researcher 4 5%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 30 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 11 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 13%
Social Sciences 9 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 5%
Engineering 4 5%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 29 35%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 150. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 April 2023.
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#276,873
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#3
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#6,244
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#1
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