If you haven’t heard of the Netflix thriller Bird Box you’ve probably been living—well—under a box. It’s the film that birthed a thousand memes—or is it the memes that sparked 45 million views? Conspiracy theories abound that Netflix paid people to make Bird Box memes go…

A new guard of savvy med students are making their mark on social media before officially becoming MDs. The trend poses an ethical conundrum for future doctors, writes Vishal Khetpal, a freelance writer and med student. Some influencers use their sway to promote “…

It’s never pretty when family discord goes online—especially when it’s with the embarrassing mom tweet that spawned a thousand memes.   @BlueStarNavyMom3’s tweet was born to be viral, combining a cheesy pose, a sailor suit, and one mother’s deluded view of her son, Pieter…

Whether you’re an educator trying to reach young people on touchy topics, a doctor determined to fight fake news with facts, or a communicator promoting public health or doing damage control for your organization, you need to know your way around social media.

On social media, decades of stigma and silence around depression and suicide have begun to lift, reports physician Megan Moreno. A study she conducted with colleagues found that a full 25% of Facebook profiles examined had one or more references to depression. As stigma has…