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The social Media Revolution
CHERYL DuBOsE, Eds, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)(QM)
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.
he world has progressed beyond the marvels of the cordless telephone and pager, and we now enjoy instant communication and feedback via the Internet, smartphones, and other wireless technologies. The growing user participation in these technologies has led to an explosion in Web-based user-generated content that has been termed the social media revolution. Social media websites such as Facebook (Palo Alto, California), MySpace (Specific Media, Los Angeles, California), and Twitter (San Francisco, California) allow individuals to share information about any topic at any time, and wikis and blogs promote ongoing information sharing within interested user communities. Web cameras and audio/ video computer applications, such as Skype (Microsoft, Redmond, Washington) and Ventrilo (Flagship Industries, Inc, Vancouver, British...