Getting the most out of social media
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Getting the most out of social media

Lynne Pearce Freelance health journalist

The second article in our six-part series on digital literacy explores online social networking. Find out how, by following a few simple rules, you can use Facebook, Twitter and other apps and websites to your advantage professionally

What is social media?

Social media is defined as ‘websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking’. According to Skills for Health, 58% of adults in the UK use social media, with more than 40% saying information found via social media affects how they manage their health.

Nursing Standard. 32, 26, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.26.22.s18

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