The possibilities of Twitter at the Academy

Imagine that they organized a small Conference of some 200 participants and two-day focused on the opinion leaders in their field and that the information it produced could be distributed as soon as possible to others who could not attend the event because they could not for various reasons but who are definitely interested in the information produced by this event.

Now imagine that they can send those same two days the information other people until 1196 persons of which almost 900 are out of the Auditorium and also generated information was seen continuously more than 45 million times during those days. Now imagine that we don’t have to rely on a single journalist to spread all that amount of information, or traditional media in any form and get that information to people who are really interested in it and which also allows comments and immediate feedback on the activity of the event.

Also that data presented at this event are discussed and reviewed by peers who possibly will evaluate the work when you send it to publication and also the exposure in this event automatically can generate recognition and invitations to present the work and of course lectures.

The most interesting is that this already happens today. According to the Dr Bernadette Keefe ( See pic 1) in her presentation on the importance of twitter at medical conferences there is a place where this where can coexist in the same place the participants, the field stakeholders to follow the conference and those who were unable to attend and the network of each of these people until you reach those wonderful numbers of instant broadcasting. Those were the statistics and the immediate impact of Doctors 2.0, the digital health Conference and the tool is Twitter. (Pic 2)

After Doctors 2.0 went to Rome for other meeting and I visited the Musei Vaticani and admired the work of Rafael in the famous Stanze . I appreciated the master job of the Academia of Athens (pic 3) where he puts together great minds of ancient times. This new tool let´s connect the minds not in a picture but in the real life (pic 4 with @nxtstop1 @endocrine_witch) . Thanks god to Twitter, Dr Keefe and all the people at #doctors20 for help to develop this area of knowledge.

Amazing or not? Those who tweet already know this. If to this we add that discussed articles in this net would end up being the most cited then we wonder how there still are academics and other skeptics to these new media. Fear or ignorance the world continues on its way.

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Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities

“Twitter and Healthcare Conferences : Current and Future Impact!” #doctors20 2015 Dra B . Keefe

Papers uploaded to Academia get an 83% boost in citations, according to a recent study … — by @mathewi