According to blogger Randal Wong at Physicians Practice, the use of Twitter doesn’t fit the physician’s lifestyle. Period. “We don’t have the time to sit in front of a computer,” he writes, in Twitter Isn’t For Docs:
Twitter is exactly why most doctors don’t use the Internet. It demands that we become engaged and are proactive. It requires us to contribute. Most of us can’t even maintain a Web page, much less leave a comment on a Web site or blog. (I’ve received two comments on this blog in almost a year…maybe no one’s reading?)
We are readers and we are passive.
Have you delegated a staffperson to be your eyes and typing fingers on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter?