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    • Twitter for Medical Education – What is it and Why Should I Care? Julie K. Hewett International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
    • What is Twitter?
      • Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets .
      • Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers . Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access.
      • Source: Wikipedia (August 2009)
    • What is Twitter
      • Short & Sweet –
      • Twitter is:
      • An information sharing application that serves as a conduit for connecting people.
    • Twitter Basics First Step: Go to Twitter.com And create an account
    • Twitter Basics Second Step: Customize your Account
    • Twitter Basics Once you have an account, you will need to “follow” people in order to receive “Tweets” Others need to “follow” you to see your “Tweets”
    • Twitter Basics
      • Ways to find people to follow:
    • Twitter Basics Click to Follow Subscribe to RSS Feed Send a Direct Message
    • Twitter Basics
      • Send a Tweet
    • Twitter Basics
      • Receive
      • a
      • Response
    • Twitter Basics
      • Hashtags
      • Wikipedia Definition (August 2009):
      • In online computer systems terminology, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file).
      • This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching.
      • Tags are chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system.
    • Twitter Basics
      • Short & Sweet
      • #Hashtag:
      • Method to add a reference label to a conversation for future searches
          • e.g., #IAMSE10 – IAMSE 2010 Conference
          • e.g., #MedEd – Medical Education
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Who is using Twitter in MedEd?
        • Medical Schools
        • Hospitals
        • Health Organizations
        • Medical Libraries
        • Medical Journals
        • Faculty Members
        • Students
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Examples of Medical Schools using Twitter
      • Duke - @dukemedicine
      • Yale - @yalemedicine
      • UMDNJ @umdnj_rwms
      • University of Missouri SOM - @mumedicine
      • Ohio State Medical Center - @osumc
      • University of Michigan – @UMHealthSystems
      • University of Texas – Houston - @UTMedSchool
      • Dalhousie Medical School - @DalMedSchool
      • Leiden University Medical Center - @LUMC_Leiden
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Top 5 Hospitals
      • Mayo Clinic – 6,639
      • @MayoClinic
      • Aurora St Luke’s – 4,869
      • @Aurora_Health
      • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 3,595
      • @StJude
      • Children’s National Medical Center – 3,141
      • @ChildrensHealth
      • Scripps Memorial Hospital – 3,119
      • @ScrippsHealth
      Followers as of August 23, 2009
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Examples of Health Organizations Using Twitter
      • World Health Organization – @WHONews
      • National Institute of Health - @nih_gov
      • Center for Disease Control - @CDCEmergency
      • @CDCFlu @CDC_eHealth
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Examples of Medical Libraries Using Twitter
      • Florida Int’l Univ Medical Library - @fiumedlib
      • Yale Medical Library - @ymedlib
      • Commonweath Medical Library - @tcmclibrary
      • VAMC Medical Library - @vamcmedlib
      • Chiang Mai Thailand University Library - @cmumedlib
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Examples of Medical Journals using Twitter
      • JAMA - @JAMA_current
      • British Medical Journal - @bmj_latest
      • Student BMJ - @StudentBMJ
      • American Journal of Nursing - @AmJNurs
      • PubMed - @ncbi_pubmed
      • Complete Listing - http://laikaspoetnik.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/medical-journals-on-twitter/
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Let’s not forget -
        • Faculty Members & Students!
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • How can Twitter be used?
        • Announcements
        • Helping Students to Study
        • Gathering Resources
        • Sharing Resources
        • Promoting Activities
        • Sharing Employment Opportunities
        • Networking
    • Twitter in Medical Education Example of Tweets
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • By Medical Schools
    • Twitter in Medical Education Helping Students Study
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Gathering Resources
    • Twitter in Medical Education Sharing of Resources
    • Twitter in Medical Education Sharing of Resources
    • Twitter in Medical Education To Promote Activities
    • Twitter in Medical Education Promoting Activities
    • Twitter in Medical Education Sharing Employment Opportunities
    • Twitter in Medical Education
      • Additional Reading:
      • Pharma Twitterama: Exploring the Use of Twitter in Pharma and Healthcare – Shwen Gwee
      • 140 Health Care Uses for Twitter – Phil Baumann
    • Twitter in the Classroom
      • Ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom
      • Direct Tweets between Faculty/Students
      • Connect with Fellow Students
      • Collaborate on Project
      • Make Announcements
      • Take a Poll (Twitpol.com)
      • Share Resources
      • Follow Mentors
      • Promote an Event
      • Sharing Pictures (Twitpic.com)
      • Brainstorming
      • Virtual Attendee at Events
      • Source: 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom
    • Twitter Tools Tools to Make it Easier!
    • Twitter Tools TweetDeck Tool that allows you to sort your followers into groups. Application can be synched to iPhone
    • Twitter Tools Seesmic Desktop Tool that allows you to sort your followers into groups & to monitor multiple accounts at the same time.
    • Twitter Tools
    • Twitter – Final Thoughts
      • Why Should I Care?
      • Your students are tweeting
      • Your institution is tweeting
      • Your colleagues are tweeting
      • What are they saying? What are they sharing?
    • Twitter – Final Thoughts
      • Is Twitter a waste of time?
        • It depends on how you use it and who you follow !
    • Twitter – Final Thoughts
      • Think about how you want to use Twitter before you begin to follow people
      • Tweet with value
      • Use tools such as Tweetdeck or Seesmic to make it easier
      • Use #Hashtags when appropriate
      • Ask questions / solicit feedback
      • Don’t feel obligated to follow back
    • @iamse @jkhewett Contact: [email_address]