Medical Student Social Media Blackout?

I was reviewing the awesome Family Medicine Revolution (#FMRevolution) twitter feed this evening when I saw the above tweet from a fourth year medical student: "I was advised a social media blackout for interview season. Yesterday, I made this feed public. I feel I've done the right thing."

Hmm. Interesting. So, I am not a residency recruiter person, but I play one on the internet. I found that this person has a blog called "Learning Medspeak" and this person is going to be applying to Family Medicine residencies from this blog post:

I will be applying to family medicine residencies that include training in family planning and a strong academic component. In the long run I'm hopeful that I will do all the things I care about: be a good full-spectrum primary care doctor for my patients and a proponent of this work via research or public health or advocacy.

Well, that's cool. On inspection of this person's twitter feed, I find the following three tweets...

Hm. Interesting. I wondering who advised this person about doing a "social media blackout for interview season." If you're hiring someone, on the admissions committee for college or medical school, or if you're on a residency recruitment committee, what would you think if you saw this information?

Here are some other questions that have come to mind: Did my curiosity draw me into a trap? Is this person really real? Is this a hoax? Would an actual medical student write all of this? Hm. Interesting....

Addendum: What I love about social media is the interaction that happens. In addition to the comments below, I'll share some of the feedback tweets like the ones below...

Posted on October 14, 2013 .