Radiation oncology and social media platforms – Use, benefits, pitfalls
This article briefly describes the present status of the social media platform by radiation oncology societies and radiation oncology community. Potential of social media platforms for the propagation of scientific information is fairly underutilized by the individual and scientific societies. Radiation oncology societies have a moderate presence in the social media platforms with a focus on their social activities like meeting, schools etc. Nevertheless, these social activities have very limited yield and only confined within the society members or country. Posting of scientific information by the radiation oncology societies in the social media platform is as low as the order of 10% of their total contribution. However, the potential of social media platforms can be effectively utilized to propagate the scientific information to the scientific community. This article analyses the use of social media by radiation oncology associations. And few thoughts about how social media platforms can be effectively utilized for propagating scientific information.
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