Agree. There is a lot more to unpack and there are not simple policy or regulatory fixes. If you think the feds coming down hard on what the population uses to connect and communicate, you’re not a student of history, sociology, psychology, etc.

@sinanaral in @HarvardBiz
I hear all the old, harmful ideas repeated by many who should be at cutting edge of technology. Whereas what @DrvanTilburg describes, if merely digitized to “control” social media, will not work, will harm #SoMe #AI #SciComm #professionalism
From the #healthcare lens there are these potential issues of #AI and #bias including as relates to #COVID19. Yet 30% of business are now using #ArtificialIntelligence in some form. Horse out the barn.

So what is the answer? Ban? Control?


@JordanBazinsky @HealthITNews
Bring the right people to the table to build #technology. Capture lived experiences that account for nuance no large #dataset or #marketresearch #survey will ever tell you

Often the economic buyer of #AI is not the consumer/end user is not the source of data used. @shakir_za
Yes, use modality possible, including #AI

while being extremely aware of unintended consequences like wrong identification and criminalization described by @shalinikantayya

#technology made by humans replicates or amplifies our existing biases unless intentional humanism design
Let’s invest our time and resources to come together to educated each other, share best practices, and form the right coalitions of stakeholders to build the #future together @ai4allorg @FastCompany @orussakovsky

As a doctor “first do no harm”
Same for #AI #technology
both benefit (and some risk/harm) in #socialmedia

now can use #data & #Analytics to qualify & understand why 4x named a “Top Voice” by @LinkedIn (am in top 1% for field)

interesting: monetary value of posts

looking forward to learning more from @sinanaral @MITSloan
Some #influencers are having deep nuanced conversations that engage via old fashioned human #communication

disseminated via #SoMe

like this top ranked #podcast with @becker_sbecker

non-traditional #media empowers women

#DayOfTheGirl #womeninSTEM…
In fact, you CAN outcompete the bots with #authenticity and #authentic #storytelling @LatelyAI @CTrappe #podcast #socialmedia #marketing #PersonalBranding #AI - personally I am not selling anything but ideas and #future optimism peppered with realism on current & past harms.
#tweetiatrician training has been happening since the late 1990s to combat #misinformation on #vaccines

rest of #SciComm & #MedTwitter is only now starting to catch up to @AmerAcadPeds in age of #COVID19 and #VaccinesWork needed to end #pandemic…
With the HUGE caveat that

being a know it all
simply shutting down patients and families
or worse, shaming them

does not engage

We must offer authenticity and humility. Earn back public trust.

It is our own gatekeeping and ethical review failures that produced Wakefield
I am both deeply troubled
and cautiously optimistic
about what we can accomplish together for #Humancentered #design #technology #AI

if, & only if
we have the right people at the table (#hackathon) who represent the full spectrum of #humanity

@MITvsCOVID19 @MITHackRacism

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17 Oct
Woah..that was freaky but familiar. Was lying down & decided to get up to take pain meds for #endometriosis and #fibroids and it felt as painful to get up as the day after surgery. In kitchen, sweating, lightheaded. Quickly squatted to avoid passing out holding onto fridge door
..which swung open..but I did not fall. Then once head feeling better, stood up long enough to take meds...then walked, wobbly and lightheaded to chair. I can't quite feel my palms but that will come back. This probably gets to be called 10/10 pain..but maybe really an 8/10
Great..and a migraine too..scotoma.. taking a migraine med and lying down. Man, when it rains it pours.

Mother Nature is such a misogynist.

SO glad I did not decide to rent a car and try to go Finger Lakes this weekend to see peak foliage.
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14 Oct
Hear, hear

As a confident WOC willing to enter male dominated, non-diverse spaces (women >20% of my class & rare in tech)

I hear from men and women:
I take up too much space, I talk too much, etc, etc.

If invited 6x to podcasts in 2019, is that "too much"?
Who decides?
In the marketplace of ideas, lack of women o BIPOC in a space, what is the metric of too much/little? A recent thread on leadership coaching specific to #WIM: importance of having manners if one wants a seat at the table

How about results as the metric?
I'm successful as an advocate, having been a Health Advocate of the Year in 2012 by @Drsforamerica in 2012. Part of being an advocate is bringing issues to the forefront that may not be the priority of decision makers. One communicates on it (albeit, at times, relentlessly)
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14 Oct
This 👇🏿👇🏼👇🏾

Women in medicine have choices on how to consume attention and airtime. If women wish to be counter sexist stereotypes that depict us as petty, maybe the causes we care about and invest the most time and attention in should reflect well on our priorities and values.
Outrage is easy to manufacture. Is the level of outrage matched to the issue?

As some have tweeted, don’t like a company? Don’t buy their products. The market will take care of @wearfigs whose advertising ridicules both women & DOs. Ridiculing customers is a bad business move.
The market is not a factor that will address these issues. With most physicians employed, other clinicians also employed, penetration of Wall St & PE into healthcare, and evidence of higher mortality rates for Black and minoritized populations, many things to be outraged over
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13 Oct
I know some doctors like to say “don’t confuse your google search with my degree” -personally, given errors made by peer review, from Wakefield to #MedBikini (cyberstalking = scholarship?), I don’t consider a patient’s Google search something to ridicule…
In fact, I prefer to “Don’t confuse...”

“...your ivory tower ignorance...”
or “...your PhD in leadership....”

“....with my actual experience”

like of being a CMO of a $100m 14-Center FQHC in neighborhoods where a Black woman is 12x more likely to die of maternal mortality
I am not interested in how many books you have read or written or leadership programs you started at non-diverse institutions

until you show me you have done the work & have immersed yourself in the settings you study...

..with TRUE partnership and humility, not just photo ops
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12 Oct
Absolutely true @askdrstephanie - in fact, I have seen that seeking fairness, accountability, accuracy can even result in a vicious backlash if the other person is will be willing to manipulate a narrative and play the victim to distract from harm to others or exploitation.
Anyone who talks about "optics" or "reputation" or deletes a lot of things is already signaling they care about image, popularity, and what others think. That often is a barrier to ethics, fairness, accountability, or accuracy. We can't solve messy problems by being prissy.
That's honestly why I am so glad I am moving out of #MedTwitter spaces and the actual hospital spaces represented by them into #STEM and #hackathon spaces. Instead of judging people and gossip, roll up your sleeves and get 💩 done, whether with high school students or retirees.
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11 Oct
Please start to do this. If you find something not factual, take the time to highlight, cross out, write notes on the image. We are highly visual creatures and the red X will communicate much better than your facts or words.

Make the “wrong” or “not factual” a clear visual.
Further, think of unintended consequences. Will what you put out there take a life if its own?

I have seen too many of those paid to instruct #STEM professionals on #SciComm & #MedTwitter professionalism

fail to understand this aspect of #SciComm - how will others repurpose?
How often in re-sharing a conspiracy theory post are you merely driving traffic to that site or person? It is a numbers game. In your “OMG look at this!!!!” are you contributing to this?

Please stay away from those who share a new “look how bad” example…
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