I decided to tweet because I thought the content would be interesting to quite a few of the people I know on Twitter. And it was. Some of the things that happened:
- @jrbtrip found out what an old colleague was up to
- @hadleybeeman and I had a discussion about whether patients had the right to not engage in partnership with their GP in their care
- @mrhyde found out about some research on how people who are obese access information on the internet.
- @vmontori who was a co-author of some work that my colleague presented was kept up to date although he was still on the other side of the Atlantic.
- @casesnetwork kept up to date with Brian Huritz's lecture.
I do seem to have been the only person tweeting from COMET 09, but I predict that come COMET 10 in Boston there will be a few more. This was not about providing a backchannel to the conference, but simply about bringing the contents of interesting dialogues to a wider audience. So if you are listening to someone stimulating, think about tweeting. The chances are that someone you know will be glad that you have made the effort to share.