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Health students prefer FaceBook to Twitter

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A few findings of a recent study which suveyed health students (medicine, nurse, pharmacy, biotechnology, etc.) in the US:

  • use of internet and social media is not a prevalent in the health professional community due to privacy and security concerns, but it is an area that is growing
  • 64% responded that they make decision based on ads heard or read on online media
  • Online media is the primary source of information for 56% of them
  • FaceBook is used by 77% of respondents
  • Only 7% use Twitter, 18% Linked-In

Giordano, C. & Giordano, C. Health professions students’ use of social media. Journal of Allied Health, 2011, Vol.40, N°2, pp. 78-81


Written by hbasset

July 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm

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