Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Philip M. Jones, MD
"Today, in 2014, the era of pervasive social media is ﬁrmly upon us. More than half of the Canadian population (19 million of us) uses Facebook at least once a month, and 14 million Canadians check their newsfeed every day. It is a similar story for Twitter, with more than 241 million active users posting an incredible 500 million tweets per day. Social media services have grown at a blistering pace. Consider that in just over 20 years our society has gone from having no Internet access to being fully ‘‘connected’’ all of the time in virtually every location."
From Jones P. Beyond the printed page: Leveraging social media to extend the Journal's influence. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print]