TELEMEDICINE and e-Health (July/August 2009):Â â€œAlthough as a â€œsocial entertainmentâ€ Twitter is remarkably successfulâ€”itâ€™s a wonderful time-wasterâ€”the more significant question, especially as it pertains to telemedicine and e-health, is: What good is it? Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., Director of the Center for connected Health (Partners Healthcare System, Boston, MA), says that one way to look at Twitter is as a method of mass communication. â€œItâ€™s a bit like having a group of people you can instantly send a blast fax or blast e-mail or a blast communication to because itâ€™s real-time and because it was designed for mobility. Instead of being like texting my daughter, I might now text 30 people or 50 or 100 people, whatever the number is who are following you.â€ Several healthcare practitioners and organizations are putting Twitter to use.â€ â€“ I have to admit, Iâ€™ve made contact with more interesting and intelligent people in five months of “Tweeting” then in my previous 12 year career as a pharmacist. That’s certainly important to me.