Just imagine the impression that TwitterMedia (or some of its 2.1M followers, perhaps living with or touched in some way by disease) is going to get of the health conversation on the Social Web if they click on that first rather than, say, #bcsm, #btsm or one of the hundreds of other hashtags that provide access to peer and professional support, and potentially life-saving information?
If he clicked on #pharma100 first, I wouldn’t blame Ben Grossman of the Twitter Media Blog one bit for shrugging his shoulders, thinking ‘whatever’, and moving on.
However, what a disservice that would be doing to the exceptional work, support, and healthcare signposting that takes place on Twitter if he missed out on discovering the rich, diverse, and vibrant health conversation on the social web as a consequence.
If you don’t have any self-respect, at least respect the work that patient advocates and healthcare professionals are doing.
Stop degrading the health conversation on the Social Web.
Stop using #pharma100.