Getting Social

Getting Social: Five people looking at their smartphones

The problem with social media

Let’s face it. Social media can be the worst. It has become a platform where people feel comfortable being awful to other human beings.

I had to get that mini-rant out of the way before talking about how useful social media can be.

It’s not all bad

There are a host of individuals and organizations who share interesting and useful information via social media. If you have a problem or concern, there’s a good chance that someone out there can offer advice or just listen to what you have to say.

I’ve decided to use my information wrangling skills (I have a degree) and put together a list of social media resources that might be useful to people whose lives have been touched by MS. I have the feeling this could turn into a series.

5 MS Related Twitter Accounts

  1. National MS Society nationalmssociety.org– Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t
  2. MS Brain Health @MSBrainHealth  – International consensus initiative to improve multiple sclerosis treatment & diagnosis. Time matters. 
  3. MS News Today @MSNewsToday – Multiple Sclerosis News Today is a digital news publication dedicated to offering comprehensive daily news coverage of MS.
  4. Shift.MS @shiftms – The social network for people with multiple sclerosis. Weekend tweets come from someone in the MS community.
  5. Modern Day MS @moderndayms – Stay here, learn about living with a chronic disease and communicate with people experiencing the same confusion, fatigue, and pain that you are.

So follow these tweeters if the mood strikes you. I’ll try and keep these social posts coming.

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