Review ArticlesSocial Media and Pathology: Where Are We Now and Why Does it Matter?Isom, James MD*; Walsh, Meggen PA, DO*; Gardner, Jerad M. MD† Author Information *Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL †Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR J.M.G. is a deputy editor-in-chief of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is chair of social media subcommittees for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society of Dermatopathology, and serves on the social media subcommittee of the International Society of Dermatopathology; none of these are paid positions. The remaining authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. Reprints: Jerad M. Gardner, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Slot 517 (Rm. S4/11), Little Rock, AR 72205 (e-mail: [email protected]). All figures can be viewed online in color at www.anatomicpathology.com Advances In Anatomic Pathology: September 2017 - Volume 24 - Issue 5 - p 294-303 doi: 10.1097/PAP.0000000000000159 Buy Metrics Abstract Social media has exploded in popularity in recent years. It is a powerful new tool for networking, collaborating, and for the communication and evolution of ideas. It has been increasingly used for business purposes and is now being embraced by physicians including pathologists. Pathology professional organizations and even peer-reviewed pathology journals are now beginning to use social media, as well. There are multiple social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others. Each platform has different audiences and different ways to share content and interact with other users. This paper discusses the different social media platforms and how they are being used in pathology currently. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.