Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists

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"Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists" is the second in a series of webinars designed to help you make the most of your Twitter account as a Health Activist. This 45 minute presentation was presented by Shwen Gwee.

Shwen is a very active practitioner of social media - he blogs regularly on the Med 2.0 Blog and Podcast, founded the Social Pharmer Unconference and Network, and is highly active on Twitter (@shwen), with over 1,700 followers and more than 5,500 tweets. Shwen's aspirations are to combine his background in academia, agency, and industry together with his interest, experience and passion for emerging technologies and new media, in order to drive innovation in science and medicine.

*What does that mean, "Health Activist"? Health Activists are people who are passionate about health, care deeply about others, and are driven to share their knowledge and experience for the greater good. If you're discussing health issues on the internet, there's a good chance you're a Health Activist! Take our quiz [http://www.wegohealth.com/quick_quiz] to find out what type of Health Activist you are.

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Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists

  1. 1. Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists Presented by Shwen Gwee (@shwen) June 3, 2009 Hosted by WEGO Health [Abridged version]: This presentation is intended as a resource for individuals who have already attended the webinar, Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists. To participate in the full webinar presentation or to be notified of future webinars in this series, please visit WEGO Health [http://community.wegohealth.com/events].
  2. 2. Agenda: I. Search II. Twitter Search: Hashtags III. Twitter Trends IV. Finding & Following People V. Various Twitter Tools VI. Twitter Management Tools & Apps VII. TweetDeck: Live Demo VIII. Mobile Twitter Apps IX. Question/Answer
  3. 3. Twitter Search: Search http://www.summize.com http://search.twitter.com http://Twazzup.com http://www.TweetGrid.com
  4. 4. TweetGrid: Monitoring Multiple Feeds
  5. 5. Twitter Search: Hashtags Hashtags http://www.hashtags.org
  6. 6. Twitter Search: Hashtags #Hashtags: - “Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.” - “They're like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.” - Acts like a reference label - e.g. #health20 for the Health 2.0 Conference
  7. 7. Hashtags.org: #migraine
  8. 8. Using Hashtags: Twitter Conversations (#hcsm)
  9. 9. HealthSocMed:
  10. 10. HealthSocMed:
  11. 11. Hashtags.org: Trends
  12. 12. Twitter Trends: Trends http://www.TwitScoop.com http://TweetMeme.com http://www.Twendz.com
  13. 13. Twitscoop:
  14. 14. TweetMeme:
  15. 15. Twendz:
  16. 16. Twitter – Finding & Following People: Finding & Following People http://www.Twellow.com http://www.WeFollow.com http://www.Twibes.com http://www.MrTweet.com http://www.Tweepler.com
  17. 17. Twitter Followers:
  18. 18. Twitter Followers:
  19. 19. Directories: www.Twellow.com
  20. 20. Directories: www.WeFollow.com
  21. 21. Directories: www.Twibes.com
  22. 22. People Management: www.Tweepler.com
  23. 23. Twitter Tools: Various Twitter Tools URL Shorteners http://www.TwitPic.com http://www.TwtVite.com http://www.TwtPoll.com http://www.CoverItLive.com
  24. 24. Twitter URL Shorteners:
  25. 25. TwitPic: Linking Images
  26. 26. TwitPic: Linking Images
  27. 27. TwitPic: Linking Images
  28. 28. TwtVite: Event Management
  29. 29. TwtVite: Event Management
  30. 30. TwtPoll: Twitter Polls
  31. 31. TwtGrid: Twitter Polls
  32. 32. CoverItLive: Live Tweeting Aggregator
  33. 33. Twitter Clients: Twitter Management Tools & Apps http://www.TweetDeck.com http://www.Twhirl.org http://www.HootSuite.com http://www.CoTweet.com* *still in private beta
  34. 34. TweetDeck: TweetDeck
  35. 35. TweetDeck: TweetDeck: Live Demo Resource: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/learn-how-to-use-tweetdeck-effectively-and-save-time (shortened to: http://bit.ly/1uyqqF)
  36. 36. HootSuite:
  37. 37. Mobile Twitter Clients: Mobile Twitter Apps iPhone http://www.Twitterific.com http://www.TwitterFon.com BlackBerry http://www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry http://tinytwitter.com/
  38. 38. Twitter on the Go: iPhone
  39. 39. Twitterrific:
  40. 40. Twitter on the Go: BlackBerry
  41. 41. Twitter Power Tools Checklist:  Listen to the community  Join the conversation through RT, @reply or DM’s  Establish reputation and expertise through “tweets”  Manage Tweets through TweetDeck or HootSuite  Search keywords via Twitter Search  Follow people with similar interests – Directories, etc.  Pose questions to the community – use TwtPoll  Use URL Shorteners – Offer full text elsewhere (e.g. a blog or website)  Plan and Manage events using TwtVite  Attend TweetUps
  42. 42. Twitter Power Tools for Health Activists Presented by Shwen Gwee (@shwen) We want to hear from you: Email us: community@wegohealth.com Follow and tweet with us: @wegohealth Become a fan of WEGO Health on Facebook Join the community discussion at WEGO Health
  43. 43. More about Twitter Power Tools: quot;Twitter Power Tools for Health Activistsquot; is the second in a series of webinars designed to help you make the most of your Twitter account as a Health Activist. This 45 minute presentation was presented by Shwen Gwee. Shwen is a very active practitioner of social media - he blogs regularly on the Med 2.0 Blog and Podcast, founded the Social Pharmer Unconference and Network, and is highly active on Twitter (@shwen), with over 1,700 followers and more than 5,500 tweets. Shwen's aspirations are to combine his background in academia, agency, and industry together with his interest, experience and passion for emerging technologies and new media, in order to drive innovation in science and medicine. *What does that mean, quot;Health Activistquot;? Health Activists are people who are passionate about health, care deeply about others, and are driven to share their knowledge and experience for the greater good. If you're discussing health issues on the internet, there's a good chance you're a Health Activist! Take our quiz [http://www.wegohealth.com/quick_quiz] to find out what type of Health Activist you are.
  44. 44. More about WEGO Health: WEGO Health is home to social media’s most active online health consumers – Health Activists. These influencers, organizers, connectors, leaders and contributors are passionate about helping others lead healthier lives. Health Activists join WEGO Health for special access to information, insights and tools to help them become more effective online communicators. They also become part of WEGO Health’s Activist Social Network, the trusted community liaison to health marketers. Marketers engage the Network through market research, educational programs, innovative sponsorships, industry advisory panels, collaborative content development, widget distribution and more. WEGO Health gives Health Activists a way to connect with each other and with industry, and helps top health organizations support, navigate and participate in the evolving world of health social media. Want to know more? Contact us: community@wegohealth.com

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