March 23, 2016

A Colorectal Cancer Conversation on Facebook Live

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

In keeping with our colorectal cancer awareness efforts, we hosted a conversation yesterday with Mayo Clinic surgeon Heidi Nelson, M.D. on Facebook Live. Here it is, in case you missed it:

Mayo Clinic expert shares 5 things to know about #colorectalcancer

Posted by Mayo Clinic on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Because the Facebook embedded player uses javascript, I wasn't sure whether it would work on our WordPress-based site. As you can see above, it did.

This will have implications for us in increasing the frequency of physician Q&A sessions on Facebook Live, because if we can embed the video on our sites without having to edit, and can have it available indefinitely instead of only for 24 hours, that's a significant advantage.

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