Thursday, 28 June 2012

Twitter Chats

I have participated in a few twitter chats recently and met a lot more people in the patient and health care professionals area.  The chats are so invigorating and the new ideas for sites and methods to find out information are given so readily.

The first time was very intimidating.  There were so many tweets coming in from so many people at once that it was hard to follow.  That was the chat for #HCSM (Health Care Social Media) on Sundays at 9:00pm eastern.

The second time was Wednesday night for the #HCSMCA (Health Care Social Media Canada).  It was a smaller chat and I am learning. It was easier to participate in that one.  Their usual time is Wednesdays at 1:00pm eastern time.

The sense of community and purpose in chats is inspiring.

I like to search PubMed for health information and read blogs, mostly health related, but doing that can be too much of the same thing.  The adrenaline is missing with documents unless someone actually comes to conclusion that make your blood boil. 


  1. I love using Twitter. Not only is it a good tool to follow interesting people it's also a casual way to connect with people with similar interests.

    1. I totally agree with you. The world is so full of interesting people and ideas and lots are on Twitter