Pat Rich: An excellent review of our use of Social Media in the CMA Election

The @CMA_Docs election and Twitter redux https://prich5757.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/the-cma_docs-election-and-twitter-redux/

And my response:

Pat… this is such a great article. Thanks so much for producing it. You are right… considering how difficult it is to physically meet with our physician colleagues to have conversations about advocacy, policy and a modern CMA the online space may be our best outlet for respectful and open dialogue. I have embraced this for some time, as well as the advancement of thought through my blog. I am not stopping at Twitter (although this is the most real time). I am using as many of the channels as I have access to to spread my thoughts on #BoldPhysicianLeadership. And I welcome opinions that do not match my own in the same space. There is more than enough room for solid debate online, and this can be the most engaging aspect of a campaign!

Although social media has been given a bad rap in the physician community in the past couple of years as it has been used for bullying and intimidation by those who hide in secret online groups or behind anonymous avatars, for those of us who are transparent and public the opportunities held within it are mind boggling!

Thanks again for making this real!!

Darren

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