Social networking — professional platform or professional pitfall?
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Social networking sites have been increasingly in the news in recent months, with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and Flickr some of the most popular and frequently used websites of the modern day. This article will discuss issues surrounding online social networking as while such websites can be very useful for accessing education, professional networking and dissemination of evidence-based findings, their use can be a very grey area, especially for healthcare professionals.This article is not intended to deter veterinary professionals from engaging with social media, rather to highlight the potential dangers, as the increased use of social networking sites has the potential to bring risks to the veterinary profession as has been the case with the human healthcare profession.
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