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Twitter is a microblogging tool that is increasingly being used in area relevant to public health. Some of these include disaster management and response, health behavior change, and health ...

Twitter is a microblogging tool that is increasingly being used in area relevant to public health. Some of these include disaster management and response, health behavior change, and health information outreach. In addition, it is also being used by professionals and organizations for routine communications. This presentation will provide an overview and introduction to Twitter and its real and potential roles in public health.

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    • Twittering* for Public Health * (and Plurking and more) PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan, pfa@umich.edu October 7, 2008
    • Overview
      • What is Twitter? What is microblogging?
      • How regular folks are using Twitter
      • Twitter for health and public health
    • Twitter
      • http://twitter.com/
    • Twitter lifecycle
      • http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/TwitterCycle
    • Twitter is …
      • Twitter is a type of tool
      • Twitter = Microblogging (sort of)
      • Microblogging ≠ Twitter
      • Microblogging = (Twitter OR FriendFeed OR identi.ca OR Plurk OR … )
    • The World of Microblogging
      • Twitter OR FriendFeed OR identi.ca OR Jaiku OR Pownce OR Plurk OR Tumblr OR …
      Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Sphere-wireframe.png
    • … and more …
      • HelloTxt.com
      • Ping.fm
      • Pushing information out widely
    • Twitter is …
      • for friends
      • for current events
      • for silliness
      • like fishing
      • like a chatroom
      • an RSS feed generator
      • and what else?
      • for news
      • for crisis response
      • for intelligent discussion
      • like sex
      • a microblogging tool
      • the social search engine we’ve all been waiting for
    • Plurking, too!
    • Plurk
    • Plurk Conversations
    • Plurk + Workshop = Plurkshop
    • Plurkshops
    • Twitter for productivity
    • Twitter + time management
    • Twitter + task management
    • Twitter + calendar
    • Twitter + weather
    • Twitter + traffic
    • More
    • Twitter for discovery
    • Twitter + health news
    • Twitter + health news
    • Twitter + health news
    • Twitter + health legislation
      • HR 2790 – Physician Assistants
    • Today’s buzz – Google Health
    • Today’s buzz – Google Health
    • Today’s buzz - Google Health
      • attillacsordas
    • Today’s buzz - Google Health
      • dporter
    • Today’s buzz - Google Health
      • laktek
    • Today’s buzz - Google Health
      • Google
    • Today’s buzz - Google Health
      • Google API
    • Using Twitter in health & healthcare
    • Thoughts: Health promotion
      • “ In an attempt to provide an integrative model that is relevant to SBI, dissemination strategies are discussed for three target groups: (1) individual patients and practitioners; (2) health care settings and health systems; and (3) the communities and the general population. Dissemination strategies are considered from the fields of social change, social science, commercial marketing and education in terms of their potential for translating SBI innovations into routine clinical practice.”
        • Babor TF, Higgins-Biddle JC. Alcohol screening and brief intervention: dissemination strategies for medical practice and public health. Addiction 95(5) 677-686.
    • Twitter + exercise
    • Twitter + health tracking
      • “Tweet your pain”
    • Twitter + food tracking
    • Twitter + blood sugar tracking
    • Twitter + dieting
    • Twitter + dieting + support
    • Twitter + smoking cessation
    • Twitter + smoking cessation
    • Twitter + cancer
    • Twitter + activism
    • Twitter + make a difference
    • Thoughts: Disaster & crisis response
      • “ The goal is to provide accurate information in a timely fashion on the health status of the affected population.”
        • Noji, Eric K. The Public Health Consequences of Disaster
    • Twitter in crisis communication
      • http://www.slideshare.net/davefleet/talk-is-cheap-crisis-presentation
    • Twitter + disaster & crisis preparedness
    • Twitter + emergency response
    • Twitter + ground zero
    • Twitter + rapid alerts
    • Twitter + personal crisis
      • surgery
    • Twitter + personal crisis
      • Twittering birth
    • Twitter + personal crisis
      • Momku writes poetry during birth
    • Thoughts: Community communication & collaboration
      • “ Enhance communication by:
        • Developing effective employer and community education programs focused on the benefits of and options for health promotion and disease and injury prevention, and
        • Using proven marketing and social marketing techniques to promote individual behavioral and community change.”
          • The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) National Academies Press, 2003, p. 299.
    • Doctors have lives, too
    • So do nurses
    • And dentists
    • Research collaboration & communication
    • Twitter + Telemedicine + Second Opinion
    • Twitter + education using health feeds
    • Twitter + teaching
    • Twitter + events & topics
      • Twemes.com for hashtags
      • Conference tracking
    • Twitter in public health
    • Mind of Andre (Blackman)
    • More public health folk
    • Public health schools
    • Public health organizations
    • APHA 1
    • APHA 2: NPHW
    • APHA 3: GetReady
    • PH trends and news
    • Making Twitter Work for You
    • Join the conversation
    • Find folks to follow: Twitter
    • Find folks to follow: Twellow
    • Twitter search - Flaptor
    • Twitter search - Summize
    • Twitter buys Summize
    • Want more?
      • http://del.icio.us/rosefirerising/twitter+health