Most Tweets about Plastic Surgery are about Celebrities, only a few are by Credentialed Plastic Surgeons : Study

Only six per cent of tweets about plastic surgery were actually made by plastic surgeons while 70 per cent were posted by the public

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London, November 30, 2016: Most of the tweets about plastic surgery are about celebrities while only a few of those are posted by credentialed plastic surgeons that offer evidence-based information, a study has revealed.

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“Twitter provides a great opportunity to engage with and educate patients and the public about plastic surgery, but all too often, the conversation is dominated by celebrity gossip and marketing by practitioners who are not Board-certified plastic surgeons,” said lead researcher Olivier Alexandre Branford from The Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

The researchers analysed 2,900 tweets — including the words “plastic surgery” — and found that only six per cent of tweets about plastic surgery were actually made by plastic surgeons while 70 per cent were posted by the public.

While the researchers believe that Twitter “may be the best-suited platform to fulfil the role of public education and engagement,” the study reveals that a high percentage — 37 per cent — of tweets with hashtag “PlasticSurgery” by plastic surgeons were self-promotional.

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It also noted that only five per cent of tweets included the “PlasticSurgery” hashtag.

The report, published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that 50 per cent of the tweets were about celebrity plastic surgery while 44 per cent were about aesthetic surgery.

Only a few posts provided information about the basic science of plastic surgery, patient safety issues or topics related to reconstructive surgery.

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The researchers suggested plastic surgeons to reclaim plastic surgery from the tabloid press, celebrity gossip and cosmetic quackery in the interests of public safety and quality outcomes. (IANS)

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Venue: Facebook Launches New App for Interactive Live Events

The app aims to make live events more social

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Facebook has launched a new app called 'Venue' to make live events more interactive. Pixabay

Facebook is rolling out a new app for iOS and Android called ‘Venue’ which aims to provide an interactive second-screen experience for live events.

The digital companion app has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team and it is the third app the team has launched this week. The last two were focused on collaborative music video creations and voice-only group calling.

Facebook will first test Venue with NASCAR’s Food City presenting the Supermarket Heroes 500 race on May 31.

Future NASCAR races will also be hosted in Venue, with commentators including nascarcasm, FOX Sports NASCAR reporter Alan Cavanna and NASCAR driver Landon Cassill.

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Venue happens to be the third app Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team has launched this week. Pixabay

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“As NASCAR makes its return to action over the coming weeks, Venue will provide users with a unique and exciting way to connect with fellow race fans from around the globe — all from the safety and comfort of their own homes,” Tim Clark, NASCAR SVP and chief digital officer, said in a statement.

The service has been widely compared to Twitter’s live event streaming capabilities, offering fans a place to interactively gather and respond to events in real time. (IANS)

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Twitter Rolls out the Ability to Schedule Tweets on it’s Web App

Now users can decide when to send a tweet after composing it

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Twitter web app allow susers to schedule tweets. Pixabay

Twitter has started rolling out the ability to schedule tweets natively from its web app.

While composing a tweet, one would see a little calendar icon on the bottom row of icons at the bottom of the compose window. Click that and one can specify when the user wants his tweet to be sent.

Twitter had been experimenting with the feature back in November. Now it seems the company is rolling the scheduling feature to all users.

Before users had to rely on Tweetdeck or other third-party apps that supported the feature if they wanted to schedule tweets.

“Not quite ready to send that Tweet? Now on twitter.com you can save it as a draft or schedule it to send at a specific time –– all from the Tweet composer,” the company tweeted.

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Twitter has also added a new way to save draft tweets. Pixabay

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Twitter has also added a new way to save draft tweets.

To do so, just tap on the ‘X’ button in the top left corner of the tweet composer and then select the Save button. To access saved tweets, open the compose box and select the Drafts option at the top. (IANS)

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Lockdown 4.0: Here’s How Celebrities Spend Time

Celebs have posted a glimpse of their quarantine on their social media handles

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Cricketer Virat Kohli's mantra this lockdown- Earn it. Dont demand it. Wikimedia Commons

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While we reach the fag end of Lockdown 4.0, in the past few days, celebrities have once again started posting a slice of life in quarantine on social media, as suggested by latest bollywood news.

From brand-new summer hair to chilling with their kids, the glimpses of their life is not much different than ours. Check out how some of your most-loved celebrities kill time.

Anushka Sharma

For actor-producer Anushka Sharma, nothing is better than watching her latest production, ‘Paatal Lok’ a gripping series on Amazon Prime.

Alia Bhatt

The chirpy, young actor trusted her haircut to an important member from her inner-circle; she’s all about eating well and being fitter after 60-days of lockdown.

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Actor Alia Bhatt is keeping herself fit and eating well. Wikimedia Commons

Malaika Arora

The ever gorgeous Malaika recently posted a fresh-faced pic of herself in a breezy kaftan, the outfit of the moment.

Shilpa Shetty

The svelte actress who is also a chef and a wonder-mummy is happy chilling with her son in lockdown

Radhika Apte

The talented actor opted for fresh hairdo. In quarantine, Apte is happy about “detachment” with her beautifully grown tresses and sports a “mushroomhead”

Rohit Sharma

The super-talended cricketer dug into his archives and shared a picture of himself with teammates Suresh Raina and Pragyan Ojha with the scenic backdrop of New Zealand while on tour 2009, while reminiscing about happy times.

Virat Kohli

The dashing cricketer’s mantra this lockdown- Earn it. Dont demand it. Kohli is all about lifting weights and focussing on his strength while home sheltering.

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Actor Vicky Kaushal recalls his horse-riding days. Wikimedia Commons

Vicky Kaushal

The charming actor recently posted a picture recalling when horse-riding in the morning was a daily activity.

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Ranveer Singh

Actor Ranveer Singh posted a super cool picture of him sporting a “Rocky Balboa” printed upbeat t-shirt on Instagram.

Shikhar Dhawan

The hard-hitting batsman posted a collage of his young son and his own pic from past of similar age, with the loving caption, “The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” (IANS)