Social media: A tool to spread information: A case study analysis of Twitter conversation at the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand 61st Annual Scientific Meeting 2013

A healthcare social media research article published in Australia., May 31, 2014

Title
Social media: A tool to spread information: A case study analysis of Twitter conversation at the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand 61st Annual Scientific Meeting 2013
Authors (alpha)
Caleb Ferguson, Patricia M. Davidson, Peter J.S. Cripps, Peter S. Macdonald, Phillip J. Newton, Sally C. Inglis
Published
May 31, 2014
Journal
Australia.
DOI
10.1016/j.colegn.2014.03.002
Pubmed
25109206
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A healthcare social media research article published in Australia., May 31, 2014

Abstract

The World Wide Web has changed the way in which people communicate and consume information. More importantly, this innovation has increased the speed and spread of information. There has been recent increase in the percentage of cardiovascular professionals, including journals and associations using Twitter to engage with others and exchange ideas. Evaluating the reach and impact in scientific meetings is important in promoting the use of social media.


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