TWITTER for EMergencyMedicine DOCS:Channeling the BuzzJeremy Samuel Faust, MD MS MA@JeremyFaust
What isTwitter?•online social networking/microblogging service enablingusers to send and read text-based messages (≤140characters) known as "tweets".•you only read who you follow, vice versa•links to all web-based media•global conversation wing of Free Open AccessMeducation movement (FOAM)versusDon’t pre-judge Twitter by how most people useit.
What can possibly be said in a tweet?140 charactersAvg. English word=4.5 lettersRoughly 30 words per tweet=maximum optimal slide@JeremyFaustA good tweet=a good presentation slide
What is aTwitter Feed?•constantly updatingtimeline of all tweetsby you and peopleyou follow.•real-timeinformation sharing•conversations anddebates
What is a hashtag???!!“#” pronounced “hashtag”how you search for and view concepts bytopic (instead of chronology)If “#ACEP12” appears in a tweet, it getsfiled with all other tweets with “#ACEP 12”#FOAMed is the hashtag for the free onlineEmergency Medicine education movement
TopTen Reasons to be an EM Doc onTwitter10. Channel the buzz: use turn your phone obsessioninto something useful.•Links to articles•Real time debates•Eavesdrop onleaders in the field
...or maximize your downtime.tplaying mindlessgame learning on Twitter10. Channel the buzz: use turn your phone obsessioninto something useful.Top Ten Reasons to be an EM Doc on Twitter
9. Change your participation fromold school new realitypassive to active@JeremyFaust•LiveTweeting a conference/talk = being areporter, creating a news ticker.•People around the world benefit from yourtweets and thank you!
MST3K9. Change your participation frompassive to activeexample: #ACEP12
8. Change your participation fromactive to passiveNo need to activelysearch things out.Twitter brings importantthings to you.
8. Change your participation fromactive to passive•follow through on yourintention to read that article.•or learn what experts think.
7. Use Twitter to augment/replace your JournalWatch (or blog aggregator)Mike and Matt’sUS podcastNews from LACconferenceRandom peds critcare updateMD from CostaRica comments onLAC
6. Go to conferences from your...anywhere.@JeremyFaust
5. Ask questions at conferencesConference questions via Twitter is coming.Get comfy now!Twitter forces short focused questions, disallows diatribe.Removes participation barriers:nerves/fear of public speaking
4. Keep up with the conversations that matter4a. Keep up with conversations that matter lessWeingart Lin Mattu Reid Le Cong Lex Mallemat
3. Make friends and professional connections now,meet them laterI’ve met in the pastUmana Gussow RanneyI met todayJoshi Haber MarcusI will meet in thefutureBenitez May Le Cong Thousandsmore
2. Keep up with mainstream science media(as well as EM-specific journals)
1.Twitter is here to stay. It is not too late to be an early adaptor. Bea part of the EM/Twitter/#FOAMed revolution.@JeremyFaust“Resistance is futile”
Not just the more the merrier........the more the better.Thank you!@JeremyFaustFOAM is the concept.Twitter is the conversation.#FOAMed is the hashtag.more voices=more niche expertise=betterconversations.