Unthought-of Social Media Uses

June 5, 2009
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Social media has become our norm and not just for entertainment value – police, doctors and even astronauts are Tweeting, using Video and opening up for their various uses.

Police Video – Officers in Cornwall & Devon, UK, are using YouTube to help find an attacker, the officers have posted closed circuit television images of a suspect on YouTube in hopes that the video will bring forward witnesses to help identify a man accused of assault.

120 CCs in 140 Characters – According to a NY Times article, more than 250 hospitals use YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or blogs to market their services and create awareness. The article details live Twitter feeds from the OR, YouTube video of a craniotomy and even the use of Facebook to locate participants for hard-to-fill clinical trials.

Long Distance – Astronaut Mike Massimino may be the first to Tweet from outer space, writing from orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard and enjoying the magnificent views; the adventure of lifetime has begun! Okay, maybe he’s not the first with the title… he actually sent an email to NASA who updated the Twitter page – a small step for man, large leap for Twitter popularity.


Social media has become our norm and not just for entertainment value – police, doctors and even astronauts are Tweeting, using Video and opening up for their various uses.

Police Video – Officers in Cornwall & Devon, UK, are using YouTube to help find an attacker, the officers have posted closed circuit television images of a suspect on YouTube in hopes that the video will bring forward witnesses to help identify a man accused of assault.

120 CCs in 140 Characters – According to a NY Times article, more than 250 hospitals use YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or blogs to market their services and create awareness. The article details live Twitter feeds from the OR, YouTube video of a craniotomy and even the use of Facebook to locate participants for hard-to-fill clinical trials.

Long Distance – Astronaut Mike Massimino may be the first to Tweet from outer space, writing from orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard and enjoying the magnificent views; the adventure of lifetime has begun! Okay, maybe he’s not the first with the title… he actually sent an email to NASA who updated the Twitter page – a small step for man, large leap for Twitter popularity.

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