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Facebook vs. Foursquare: Healthcare Social Media Show Down?

Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author:
Ed Bennett, web guru at University of Maryland Medical Center and author of the Found in Cache blog, just updated his well-known Hospital Social Media List. It includes 1,188 Hospitals using: 548 YouTube channels 1018 Facebook pages 788 Twitter accounts 458 LinkedIn accounts 913 Foursquare accounts 137 Blogs About a year ago, the number of hospitals on Twitter was higher than the number on Facebook. Since then, Facebook Read more »

Should Healthcare Forget Foursquare?

Posted: July 7th, 2010 | Author:

Social media has given the healthcare industry a whole new outlook on how to communicate and interact with audiences. There has been a gold rush-like attitude toward social media in healthcare without due diligence to determine what the goals and strategies for a social media campaign might be.

Not all social media vehicles may be well-suited for healthcare. Read more »