Whenever I ask my new patients whether they have Facebook or not, a few will outrightly say no and majority will say yes.
Those who outrightly say no would reason out that they are not techie; they do not know how; they don’t have time; it is a time waster; etc.
Those who outrightly say yes would smile at my question. I would surmise they are amused with my question (a doctor active in Facebook). I would quickly follow through with a request that they friend me because they may find my posts, mostly medical advisories, in my Facebook Timeline useful.
To those who outrightly say no and have no Facebook account, I will convince them to open an account and friend me to read my medical advisories. To those who outrightly say no and say that Facebook is a time-waster, I told them just limit their friends to me and just follow me to read my medical advisories.
Since 2011, after I joined and became active in Facebook, I have found it very useful in my health education program and in my various advocacies. I have found it useful in infosharing, inspiring and improving people particularly on health matters. I have found it useful in connecting with people all over the world, with patients, with medical colleagues and students, and with long lost friends and acquaintances.
Note: The other special usefulness that I discovered with Facebook is the continuing connection and communication with loved ones who have departed and who has Facebook accounts before they died. Friends and relatives would continue to greet them on their birthdays and on special occasions, like Christmas, Happy Father’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, etc. They would continue to communicate with them in Facebook. What a way to remember the departed loved ones.
Note: I have reached the limit of 5000 friends in my Facebook Timelines in May 27, 2017. I started becoming active in Facebook Timelines in June 2011. In 6 years’ time, I reached the 5000 quota. I have created a Facebook Group on May 18, 2017 to complement my FB Timeline (Reynaldo O Joson 2). I have also created a Facebook Page (Reynaldo O Joson) on May 21, 2017.
So, connect with me in Facebook. Friend me in Facebook. Follow me in my Facebook. You may find my posts, mostly medical advisories, in my Facebook useful. Disclaimer: They contain my thoughts, perceptions, opinions and recommendations. Objectives are to infoshare, inspire and improve.
Quota of 5000 reached on May 27, 2017