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					Twitter
For Medicine
Holly Miller

http://twitter.com

Twitter is ...
simple fast

way to share and deliver small bits of information
140 characters at a time

Twitter is ...
a microblogging tool a microsharing tool

a social search engine
a global chatroom an RSS feed generator

Twitter is ...
for friends for news

for current events
for crisis response for timely information

Uses

Gather information Communicate information

Health News
http://twitter.com/bbchealth http://twitter.com/mdconsult http://twitter.com/health

Medical Info
http://twitter.com/ncbi_pubmed http://twitter.com/NIHforHealth

http://twitter.com/UKPubMedCentral
http://twitter.com/BirdFluGov http://twitter.com/healthmap

Disaster Preparation
http://twitter.com/GetReady

Hash Tags
Words or acronyms begin with #

metadata about tweets
way to co-locate same topic, same event ex: #bmispr09, #medine http://hashtags.org/

Mine Twitterverse for Info
http://search.twitter.com/ Search for terms or hash tags

Twitter
RSS feed of Twitter feed

Drupal

Ex. https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/41164651.rss http://miproject.mbl.edu/2009/spring/admin

What to use it for?
Gather information Communicate information Make your own account

Be CAREFUL - the world is listening

http://twitter.com

Twitter via SMS
Post to twitter via SMS from your phone

Receive tweets via SMS

Resources
Twitter for health and healthcare - Slideshow on SlideShare 140 Health Care Uses for Twitter - Phil Baumann blog post from Jan 16, 2009 Twitter And Health 2.0: A Visual Story - Slideshow by VizEdu Twitter Doctors, Medical Students and Medicine related - List of medicine related twitter users from Medical Student Blog


				
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