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Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefield...  Recommendations for both event oragnizers and tweeters.

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Social Media for Cardiologists

Social Media for Cardiologists | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
Should cardiologists be interested in social media? Do they follow their colleagues on Twitter? Is it better for physicians not to join Facebook?

Drs Seth Bilazarian & Westby Fisher sit down with heartwire's Shelley Wood to talk about how they got their start in social media and why they think their colleagues should join this worldwide conversation.

> Two experts (Shelly and Wes) & a Social Media Novice (me) encourage cardiologists to engage these new information platforms.

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Tweeting for Student Health Care Coverage

Tweeting for Student Health Care Coverage | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
An Arizona graduate student with advanced colon cancer turned to Twitter when his insurance company stopped covering his medical bills. Surprisingly, the insurance company's chief executive tweeted back.

Ultimately the student with colon cancer who uses the Twitter handle @poop_strong engaged Aetna & the Aetna CEO, Mark Bertolini in twitterverse and won changes in coverage limits for himself and other students at his school.

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