Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Get on the Target Field Jumbotron with your health tip!

February 2, 2011

Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Twins are teaming up again this season to help improve the health of Twins fans. And this time, we want to know how you and your families stay healthy. Enter our video contest for a chance to win four tickets to a Twins game at Target Field to see your video on the Jumbotron. Here’s how the contest works:

  1. Make a cool video! Create a 20 second video clip about your favorite way to stay healthy, then upload it to the Video Contest tab on the Mayo Clinic Facebook page by March 1. More than 50 videos have been entered so far.
  2. Tell your friends! Ask everyone you know to go online and vote for your video. Twenty-five finalists will be selected by March 7 — if you’re one of those finalists, tell your friends to vote for your video again.
  3. Win! The thirteen entries with the most votes on Facebook by March 31 will get four tickets to a Twins game at Target Field to see their winning entry on the Jumbotron.

View the official contest rules on the “video contest” tab on Facebook.

The contest is open to anyone, but users must be 18 or older to upload a video to Facebook. We are providing the game tickets for the winners, but the families are responsible for getting to Target Field in Minneapolis and any lodging expenses.

Go vote for your favorites or upload your own health tip video today!

TV Story on Mayo Clinic Social Media

October 29, 2009

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Regular readers of Sharing Mayo Clinic — or Facebook “fans” or Twitter followers or YouTube subscriberswon’t be surprised at what KAAL-TV reported yesterday about Mayo’s involvement in social media:

Social Networking is usually a no-no at work and more young people use it as a means of communicating in our ever evolving high tech world. But you might be surprised to know that Mayo Clinic is using all forms of social media to its benefit, as well as the benefit of its patients…

More than 25 percent of Mayo Clinic patients come from more than 500 miles away. As a result, Mayo has turned to social media as a way to communicate with those patients.

You can see the full story here. For more details on Mayo Clinic’s social media platforms and how you can get involved, see 10 Ways You Can Use Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Tools.

10 Ways You Can Use Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Tools

April 16, 2009


Mayo  Clinic’s use of social media was highlighted this morning in a story on ABC’s Good Morning America (see the story). The story’s focus was on medical organizations using Twitter, but that’s just one of several social media tools Mayo Clinic is using to share in-depth medical information and to gather communities of Mayo Clinic employees, patients and their families. You can review posts in the social media category here on Sharing Mayo Clinic for some more detail on some of the platforms, but here’s a quick list of ways you can take advantage of these tools.

Social Media Saturday: Mayo Clinic’s YouTube Channel

February 14, 2009

Many of our patients (and employees for that matter), are unfamiliar with social media sites and how to use them. We have previously discussed Facebook and how to become a Mayo Clinic “fan,” as well as how you can share Sharing Mayo Clinic. Today we start a weekly feature called “Social Media Saturdays” which will provide basic information about social media sites, along with a few pointers on how to get the most out of your experience with them.

YouTube is the world’s most popular video sharing site, with users uploading ten hours of new video every minute and viewing hundreds of millions of video streams each day. 

On Mayo Clinic’s YouTube “channel” you can watch videos about the latest Mayo Clinic research, see Mayo Clinic Medical Edge TV segments and view patient story videos. The complete listing of videos is here.

If you want to know more about how to use YouTube, you may find the YouTube Handbook helpful, but here are a few tips to get started.


Sharing Sharing Mayo Clinic

January 22, 2009

At the bottom of each story on Sharing Mayo Clinic you will note a toolbar that looks like this:


These icons represent social networking, sharing and news sites you can use to pass along interesting posts to your friends and family. From left to right, the sites are Facebook, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Blinklist, Ma.gnolia, Technorati, Furl, and Newsvine.

Because Facebook is the most widely used social networking site, with more than 150 million active users, here as an example is a brief video that illustrates how you can use the toolbar to share Sharing Mayo Clinic posts with your friends and family through Facebook.

As the video illustrates, you can either send the post to specific Facebook friends (in which case they will receive a message from you in their Facebook inboxes) or you can post it to your profile, which makes it available for any of your friends to see.

Please note that to use these sharing services, you need to have established an account. The good news is they’re all free. If you don’t have a Facebook account, see how you can join and become a Mayo Clinic “fan.”

If you wanted to pass this post along to your friends, you would use the toolbar below:

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine