Pubmed is LIVE on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 21, 2014)


Pubmed Social Media Icons
PubMed Update: Social Media Icons Added. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jul-Aug;(399):b2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/brief/ja14_pm_social_media_icons.html

Have you been straddling the fence deciding whether or not social media is “a thing” in healthcare? Well, maybe this will tip the balance. Pubmed now includes social media sharing icons at the article level, as shown in the image above. This is in addition to NIH’s own active life on social media. Unfortunately, when I was testing it out, every now and then what it shared was not the link to the article, but a link to the search strategy from which I found the articles. Hopefully, they’ll get that fixed, but usually it was good. Here’s what it looks like when sharing something to Twitter.

Pubmed Social Media Sharing Example: Twitter

In honor of this noteworthy change, I thought I’d divert from actual hashtags to seeing what people are sharing from Pubmed this week. If you really want hashtags, take a look at what hashtags they are ADDING to the posts, since Pubmed doesn’t automatically add any.


First posted at THL Blog: http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/pubmed-is-live-on-social-media-hashtags-of-the-week-hotw-week-of-july-21-2014/

5 responses to “Pubmed is LIVE on Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 21, 2014)

  1. Reblogged this on Health Care Social Media Monitor and commented:
    Have you been straddling the fence deciding whether or not social media is “a thing” in healthcare? Well, maybe this will tip the balance

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