In early July, I read an ASCO Connection article, "Hashtag Folksonomy for Cancer Communities on Twitter" by Matthew S. Katz, MD. Dr Katz, who also participates in #bcsm, was thinking along the same lines I was in January. In the article, he speaks about developing a hashtag nomenclature for building online cancer communities and for sharing information and news. I recommend reading that article and the comments provided by advocates and health care professionals to learn more. You might also be interested in reading Hashtags:High Time or Half-baked.
Over the past few days I have been a part of an interesting conversation among a number individuals
Social media like Twitter is wonderful for sharing experiences, news and other information but there are drawbacks. Things posted on Twitter are public so there may be women who will refrain from participating due to a lack of privacy. Also a single tweet is 140 characters so at times it may be difficult to convey a complex topic but posting links may allow sharing of this type of information. I feel in the long run that the benefits will outweigh the negatives an I look forward to the first chat.
Every Day is a Blessing!