MDchat: The World's First Twitter Chat for Physicans

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Follow @MD_chat on Twitter (http://Twitter.com/MD_... or visit our website MDchat.org.

We use the hashtag #MDchat as a rallying term for conversations.

Topics are wide open - from ethics to information technology to healthcare reform.

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MDchat: The World's First Twitter Chat for Physicans

  1. 1. Introducing the World’s First Twitter Chat for Physicians: # MD chat: MDchat.org - @MD_chat by Phil Baumann , RN
  2. 2. What’s # MD chat? <ul><li>It’s a Twitter chat for physicians (not just MDs) and other healthcare professionals from around the world and is open to the public for participation. </li></ul><ul><li>It was ignited by @PhilBaumann </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  3. 3. What Do You Talk About? <ul><li>A wide range of topics pertinent to physicians from news to ethics to information technology to healthcare reform to the future of the profession and more. </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  4. 4. Why Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter provides a unique mode of ambient intimacy in real-time, enabling people from all over the world to express themselves, exchange knowledge, share experiences and find the latest developments around the world. </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  5. 5. Who Can Join? <ul><li>You </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  6. 6. How Do I Participate? <ul><li>There are several ways... </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  7. 7. Hashtag: # MD chat <ul><li>Hashtags (keywords prepended with a “#”) demarcate tweets into searchable metadata - in the case of Twitter conversations, they signify a rallying point for participants. </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  8. 8. Search Twitter <ul><li>Search Twitter ( Search.Twitter.com ) for #MDchat to view a real-time chronological order of tweets demarcated as #Mdchat (be sure to include the # symbol). </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  9. 9. Twitter Clients <ul><li>Following a Twitter chat can difficult to follow since regular tweets and tweets marked with a hashtag can be difficult to segregate real-time. Fortunately, there are third-party applications which streamline participation into a focused channel. </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  10. 10. TweetChat <ul><li>Third-party applications enhance the value of Twitter. TweetChat ( TweetChat.com ) is an example of one such client. It displays only the tweets bearing the hashtag you wish it to display, thus focusing your attention. </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  11. 11. Other Applications <ul><li>TweetDeck – TweetGrid </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to learn is to sign up to Twitter and simply follow along the hashtag during one of the chats. Most new users – even the skeptical - figure it out quickly. </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  12. 12. Times Vary - Stay Tuned to # MD chat on Twitter <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat
  13. 13. Follow @MD_Chat Twitter.com/MD_chat
  14. 14. Questions? <ul><li>Follow and reply to @MD_chat </li></ul><ul><li>or email [email_address] </li></ul>MDchat.org - @MD_chat

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