Google recently announced its social networking product, Google+.
Three of the main Google+ features are:
Google+ Circles is the competitor to a Twitter list or Facebook group and allows users to share and consume content with people with like-minded interests
Google+ Stream is similar to Twitter’s feed and Facebook’s news feed
Google Hangouts allows users to group video chat (similar to Skype) and group text
Physicians should use Google+ the same way they use Facebook. Kevin Pho, MD recommends having two main profiles: a personal one to share only with close family and friends, and a professional page that is open to the public. Physicians should be cautious when posting personal content and pictures. Since this is a Google product, there’s a greater chance that what’s found on Google+ will be indexed in the search engine.