Internet in Medicine University Course: RSS and Twitter
The third week of the Internet in Medicine university accredited course was dedicated to RSS and microblogging. In the first slideshow, I described what RSS is, how to use trend trackers and which tools can help you follow the medical literature easily.
- Before, we had to surf on the web. Now we let the content and information come to us automatically.
- Definition and story of RSS.
- Advantages of RSS (easy to use, free, comprehensive).
- Statistics (medical bloggers tend to read RSS).
- RSS icons.
- How to read RSS (browser -example=Firefox; Google Reader; desktop-based readers – Feeddemon).
- An example, a real tutorial about how to follow the latest articles published on NEJM. Step by step.
- Best friend of docs? Of course, Pubmed. How to follow Pubmed updates easily.
- What to do when a site doesn’t have RSS feed.
- Biowizard.com and other 3rd party Pubmed tools
- Suggestions about how to use Google Alerts efficiently.
A step-by-step guide on Webicina.com about how to keep yourself up-to-date easily.
Let the information come to you and follow your field of interest easily.
Second slideshow focused on microblogging:
- Definition of Twitter, post, reply, direct message, tweeple, twitterview, etc.
- Good examples in medicine
- How to search on Friendfeed
- How to search on Twitter: tweetscan.com
- If you’re new to Twitter
- Twitter And Health 2.0: A Visual Story
- Follow me on Twitter, if…
- 10 Tips: How to filter discussions on Twitter?
- The Youngest Twitterer and the Future of Health Management
- What you have to know about Twitter
- 10 Reasons Why I Use Twitter
- Tips and Tricks: Is Twitter reliable?
Twitter is the fastest channel of communication these days, but only use it if you have a well designed strategy.