As a potential high-yield tool for disseminating information that can reach many people, social media is transforming how clinicians, the public, and policy makers are educated and find new knowledge associated with research-related information. Social media is available to all who access the internet, reducing selected barriers to acquiring original source documents such as journal articles or books and potentially improving implementation-the process of formulating a conclusion and moving on that decision. The use of social media for evidence dissemination/implementation of research has both benefits and threats. It is the aim of this Viewpoint to provide a balanced view of each.
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Cook, C. E., O'connell, N. E., Hall, T., George, S. Z., Jull, G., Wright, A. A., ... Hancock, M. (2018). Benefits and threats to using social media for presenting and implementing evidence. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48(1), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2018.0601