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MDchat: The World's First Twitter Chat for Doctors

MDchat: The World's First Twitter Chat for Doctors

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MDchat is the first Twitter chat for physicians. Follow @MD_chat on Twitter - http://Twitter.com/MD_chat - or visit our website http://MDchat.org.

We use the hashtag #MDchat as a rallying term for conversations.

Topics are wide open - from ethics to information technology to healthcare reform.
MDchat is the first Twitter chat for physicians. Follow @MD_chat on Twitter - http://Twitter.com/MD_chat - or visit our website http://MDchat.org.

We use the hashtag #MDchat as a rallying term for conversations.

Topics are wide open - from ethics to information technology to healthcare reform.

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Introducing the World¶s First Twitter Chat for Physicians: #MDchat

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by Phil Baumann, RN
MDchat.org - @MD_chat

What¶s #MDchat?
It¶s a Twitter chat for physicians (not just MDs) and other healthcare professionals from around the world and is open to the public for participation. It was ignited by @PhilBaumann

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

What Do You Talk About?
A wide range of topics pertinent to physicians from news to ethics to information technology to healthcare reform to the future of the profession and more.

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Why Twitter?
Twitter provides a unique mode of ambient intimacy in real-time, enabling people from all over the world to express themselves, exchange knowledge, share experiences and find the latest developments around the world.

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Who Can Join?
You

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

How Do I Participate?
There are several ways...

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Hashtag: #MDchat
Hashtags (keywords prepended with a ³#´) demarcate tweets into searchable metadata - in the case of Twitter conversations, they signify a rallying point for participants.

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Search Twitter
Search Twitter (Search.Twitter.com) for #MDchat to view a real-time chronological order of tweets demarcated as #Mdchat (be sure to include the # symbol).

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Twitter Clients
Following a Twitter chat can difficult to follow since regular tweets and tweets marked with a hashtag can be difficult to segregate real-time. Fortunately, there are third-party applications which streamline participation into a focused channel.

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

TweetChat
Third-party applications enhance the value of Twitter. TweetChat (TweetChat.com) is an example of one such client. It displays only the tweets bearing the hashtag you wish it to display, thus focusing your attention.

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Other Applications
TweetDeck ± TweetGrid The best way to learn is to sign up to Twitter and simply follow along the hashtag during one of the chats. Most new users ± even the skeptical - figure it out quickly.

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Times Vary Stay Tuned to #MDchat on Twitter
info@MDchat.org

MDchat.org - @MD_chat

Follow
@MD_Chat Twitter.com/MD_chat

Questions?
Follow and reply to @MD_chat or email Info@Mdchat.org

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