Social media is part of our lives, our physical and digital personas are increasingly integrated to where we have gone from having a digital extension of our self to seamlessly living both on and off screens. The majority of US adults are using Facebook (68%), and the numbers are significant in the 18-24 age demographic using Snapchat (78%), Instagram (71%), Twitter (45%) and YouTube (94%). When you include radiology trainees in the 18-29 age demographic, 88% use at least one social media platform. It is well overdue the interactive nature of social media platforms are being explored as a teaching tool, with early adaptors reporting significant successes.Students today want to use these social media for learning and report a greater degree of student satisfaction when using interactive platforms in their training. This of course means facing challenges to implementing social media into curriculums, yet there are great opportunities to educators using social these platforms to interact with the new generation of digital natives.Radiologists can use disruptive technologies to their advantage to engage and relate to their students and find new ways to take advantage of daily use of digital media in the workplace. The interactive nature of social media provides new avenues compared to the one-way use of the internet for education to just provide material. Educators now are exploring ways to enhance their teaching using social media in order to increase the interaction between students as a natural evolution to the value of traditional didactic teaching.Students today are connected, creative, collective and religiously google questions or information, 247 and this has shifted the dynamic of teacher as expert making the real value of educators their ability to help students interpret and vet the magnitude of information available at their fingertips. This is an interactional relationship which can be cultivated using social media for learning.

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