Social Media Toolkit
Member Shared Resources
|Popular Social Media Sites|
"Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet," according to the site. In addition, companies use Facebook as a means for marketing. As of January 2011, Facebook had more than 500 million active users.
|Individuals use Twitter to publish "small bursts of information called Tweets," according to the site. Each Tweet is a maximum of 140 characters in length and may be read by other registered users. Organizations use Twitter to share information on products and services, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships. Twitter claims 175 million registered users and 95 million tweets per day.|
|LinkedIn is a professional network where users maintain a professional profile. The network offers opportunities to connect with current and former colleagues, look for a job or business opportunity, and ask for and share business advice. LinkedIn claims more than 85 million users.|
|Blogs, short for "Web logs," are typically simple Web sites offering commentary from an individual and accepting comments from readers. Companies also employ corporate blogs to deliver news and build customer relationships. Blog software is free and relatively simple to use. Wordpress, one of several common blogging platforms, is installed on millions of sites.|
|YouTube describes itself as the world's most popular online video community. It "provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small," according to the site. Users uploaded more than 13 million hours of video in 2010 and 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute.|
|Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your brand and your company life with the community through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever.
|The visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Organizations, even hospitals, use this to promote their brand and their message.
- A Hospital Leadership Guide to Digital and Social Media Engagement HTML
A Hospital Leadership Guide to Digital & Social Media Engagement will help you and your organization navigate through the healthcare social media world. You can explore the guide using the topic headers on the right side navigation. Make sure to check back on this page to read the latest of what hospitals and health systems are doing in the world of social media.
- Social Media + Healthcare HTML
Social Media Sample Template
Social media has become an undeniable force, and its rapid, informal communication style represents both possibility and liability for healthcare organizations. Good policies and training help organizations pursue the benefits and mitigate the risks.
Mayo Clinic actively uses YouTube, Facebook, and blogs. It has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, where on a typical day in February it published an announcement of a major philanthropic gift, a link to a video tour of its Florida facilities, and inspirational quotes. Its "Sharing Mayo Clinic" blog presents "stories from patients, families, friends, and Mayo Clinic staff."
- Email Policy (PDF)
South Bend Medical Foundation
- NLRB’s Foray on Social Media (PDF)
Patricia Dunn and R. Scott Medsker, IRI Consultants, Inc., AHA Health Care Report, Q3 2012
- Information Technology and Resources Communication Policy (PDF)
- Internet Policy (PDF)
Humility of Mary Health Partners
- System Access Policy (PDF)
- Writing Effective Policies (PDF)
White Papers and Articles
- 5 Signs You’re Doing Social Recruiting Wrong HTML BLOG
- Not much human capital without social capital HT PT1 HTML BLOG
- Build social capital on LinkedIn PT2 HTML BLOG
- Your human capital is tweeting so you should too PT3 HTML BLOG
- Social Media: Recruiting and Hiring HTML
Social Media in the Workplace, Monster
- Are you really ON LinkedIn? HTML
- Social Recruiting Survey Results 2014 HTML
- The Perilous Post HTML
Eric N. Berkowitz, Summer 2014 issue of Marketing Health Services
- National Labor Relations Board Issues Two Decisions Enjoining Employer Rules Limiting Social Media Activities PDF
Jones Day, October 2012
- Social Media: The Ban of HR Leaders’ Existence and How to Manage It PDF
Mark D. Nelson, HR Pulse, Fall 2012
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- How to Twitter Chats PDF 2016
- Uploading videos to Youtube via your google account:
- Definition of social media terms HTML August 2015
- Make the Jump: Beginner to All-Star
LinkedIn for the beginner with video.
HTML October 2014
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