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  1. 1. Twitter for Health PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan, pfa@umich.edu May 20, 2008
  2. 2. Twitter <ul><li>http://twitter.com/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Twitter is … <ul><li>for friends </li></ul><ul><li>for current events </li></ul><ul><li>for silliness </li></ul><ul><li>like fishing </li></ul><ul><li>like a chatroom </li></ul><ul><li>an RSS feed generator </li></ul><ul><li>and what else? </li></ul><ul><li>for news </li></ul><ul><li>for crisis response </li></ul><ul><li>for intelligent discussion </li></ul><ul><li>like sex </li></ul><ul><li>a microblogging tool </li></ul><ul><li>the social search engine we’ve all been waiting for </li></ul>
  4. 4. Twitter for productivity
  5. 5. Twitter + time management
  6. 6. Twitter + task management
  7. 7. Twitter + weather
  8. 8. More Twitter tools
  9. 9. Twitter for discovery
  10. 10. Twitter + health news
  11. 11. Twitter + health news
  12. 12. Twitter + health legislation <ul><li>HR 2790 – Physician Assistants </li></ul>
  13. 13. Today’s buzz – Google Health
  14. 14. Today’s buzz – Google Health
  15. 15. Today’s buzz - Google Health <ul><li>attillacsordas </li></ul>
  16. 16. Today’s buzz - Google Health <ul><li>dporter </li></ul>
  17. 17. Today’s buzz - Google Health <ul><li>laktek </li></ul>
  18. 18. Today’s buzz - Google Health <ul><li>Google </li></ul>
  19. 19. Today’s buzz - Google Health <ul><li>Google API </li></ul>
  20. 20. Twitter search - Summize
  21. 21. Using Twitter in health & healthcare
  22. 22. Twitter + doctors
  23. 23. Twitter + Telemedicine + Second Opinion
  24. 24. Twitter + activism
  25. 25. Twitter + make a difference
  26. 26. Twitter + exercise
  27. 27. Twitter + health tracking <ul><li>“Tweet your pain” </li></ul>
  28. 28. Twitter + food tracking
  29. 29. Twitter + blood sugar tracking
  30. 30. Twitter + dieting
  31. 31. Twitter + dieting + support
  32. 32. Twitter + smoking cessation
  33. 33. Twitter + disaster & crisis preparedness
  34. 34. Twitter + emergency response
  35. 35. Twitter + personal crisis <ul><li>surgery </li></ul>
  36. 36. Twitter + personal crisis <ul><li>Twittering birth </li></ul>
  37. 37. Twitter + personal crisis <ul><li>Momku writes poetry during birth </li></ul>
  38. 38. Twitter + education using health feeds
  39. 39. Join the conversation
  40. 40. Librarians are there, too
  41. 41. Twitter - Pubmed Bootcamp
  42. 42. Twitter - MLA 2008
  43. 43. Want more? <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/rosefirerising/twitter+health </li></ul>

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