The word on the tweet

29 July 2015

Twitter has a lot going for it. It allows the exchange of ideas and enables people to connect with one another. It can be interesting, enlightening and adds a touch of light relief to our busy lives.

But Twitter as a forum for reasonable and reasoned debate? There have been regrettable signs of late that social media in pharmacy is following the pattern seen in the national press, where people with genuinely held opposing views somehow find themselves caught up in an imbroglio of personal attacks and name calling – all in a totally inadequate 140 characters.

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