Many in academic medicine have not yet accepted the values of the social media revolution. Many tell me that it is clumsy, disjointed, and the dilution of information makes that information less valuable. Although my instinct is to be defensive of this medium in which I function, I unfortunately cannot disagree with these sentiments.
The other day I went to see Samuel Shem speak. For those of you not familiar, he is the author of House of God which was a pivotal tell all semi-fiction novel about his intern year at Beth Israel in Boston.