The way we communicate has changed over the past decade. For example, 40% of adults carry a smartphone, essentially a computer in the guise of a mobile phone in their pockets. However, only a quarter of their “smartphone time” is spent making phone calls. The rest is spent “surfing” the Internet and engaging in social networks.1 This, combined with social media platforms (SMPs), can revolutionize the field of surgery (in particular, surgical education).
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