Category: Twitter Series

Most Viewed Tweets for DGIM

Do you tweet? If you haven’t tried, Twitter is actually a great way to quickly get information about research and publications – after all, Twitter does have about 320 million monthly active users many of whom are healthcare professionals, publishers of academic journals, and organizations. If you didn’t know, Duke General Internal Medicine has a Twitter …

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Twitter in Medicine, Part 6: Live-tweeting the medical conference

Live-tweeting requires a lot of trust. To be effective there’s much to be said about the need to loosen up, focus on the moment, and breathe. I am speaking as much to myself as to you. Live-tweeting means posting comments about the event while the affair is happening, in real time, not just one tweet, …

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Twitter in Medicine Series, Part 5: “Where’s the beef?”

So, where’s the substance of tweeting? Is this worth our time? Here’s the case for creating your account. Some disappointing news In May 2012 Harvard Business Review published “What makes a good tweet?” from a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Tech. (1) The researchers asked 1,443 users to rate the quality of …

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Twitter in Medicine, Part 4: Will anyone read my tweet?

That is the question. Will anybody read what I tweet? Much less, retweet my tweet? What does that even mean? Our previous posts helped with getting a Twitter account and finding others to follow. This week each bullet point below has the straight facts for getting started with your first tweet. Remember why you would …

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Twitter in Medicine Series, Part 3: Who Should You Follow?

In case you missed it, last week’s blog post covered details of setting up an account on Twitter. Among many reasons to do this is the ease of Twitter for us to view news alerts, to read opinions from people we trust, to make new connections, even build community. If you already set up your …

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Twitter in Medicine Series, Part 2: Setting up an Account

Last week we highlighted the annual assembly of AAHPM in Philadelphia where one-third of participants were “live-tweeting” the event. Will you be ready to do the same for SGIM 2015 in April? Before you read the details of setting up a Twitter account, here’s how the AAHPM live-tweeting worked. The early adopters of social media, …

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Interested in Twitter in Medicine?

Who knew one-third of conference participants for AAHPM (the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine), 1400 of 3000+ attendees, would “live tweet” last month’s Annual Assembly? Why did they do that? What did they talk about? In real-time they posted key points, links to presentation documents, and pertinent publications. They broadcast congrats to new awardees and even …

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