Could deals with Microsoft and Google make Twitter the newest way for plastic surgeons to get the word out about their services? Back in October 2009, The New York Times reported that Twitter announced deals with both Microsoft and Google to make their users’ real-time posts findable via search engines. See http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/22/technology/internet/22twitter.html.
Every business needs Internet exposure in order to increase the traffic to its website and to increase its customer base. As a plastic surgeon, you are no different, but getting links and content can be a tedious process. Flickr offers amazing potential in both of these areas. More than just a social image and video site, Flickr has a wealth of members who will be more than happy to provide you with not just photos for your website, but with their thoughts, reviews, and experiences, and then send you links, as well.
As social media continues its upward climb as a source of information and hub for thoughts and opinions, Twitter has jumped to the foreground of avenues that take advantage of this type of news medium.
In February 2006, those geniuses at Google managed to integrate real-time chat into the Gmail email service with the goal of allowing users to switch between email and instant messaging without having to think about the change. They would no longer have to think about which application they were using, be it instant messenger or email client, because now they have been unified into one seamless app.