A few days ago, I was happy to discover Jay Parkinson, the co-founder of Hello Health, on Twitter and I thought I should help Twitter users who are new to Twitter but would like to join all those interesting health discussions.
1. Find a reason to use Twitter
2. Check what you have to know about Twitter
3. Find valuable people to follow:
4. Make sure the people you follow are really valubale twitterers
5. Track your charts and work on to become a must-follow twitterer
6. Don’t miss a post at Twitip.com
7. Filter discussions by following numerous users but reading only the best discussions
8. Come up with ideas about how to implement Twitter into everyday’s healthcare or health management
9. Share your tips with us!
I follow more than 570 users on Twitter that leads to more than 100 new tweets an hour and I don’t have hours a day to check all the messages. Co-bloggers frequently ask me how I can follow all of them efficiently. Well, I have a few tips on this and feel free to share yours with us:
- Tweetdeck: The best tool to organize your tweets. I created a Health 2.0 group to filter the tweets of the users who are writing about medicine or health 2.0.
- Twitter Search: I always do a search for a few keywords to find new people twitting about my field of interest.
- Twilert.com: It works like Google Alerts which means it lets you receive regular e-mail updates of tweets containing your keywords.
- Filter by replies: It’s easy to discover ongoing discussions as people reply to each other so sometimes it’s enough to follow the buzz. Omnee helps you with it:
- Tweetree: It puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context.
- Tweetscan: You can get updates via e-mail, RSS and scan up to five phrases for daily or weekly delivery.
- Twitscoop: Insert a twitter username or keywords in the search box to track a conversation, topic or conference.
- Power Twitter: A Firefox Add-on that integrates search, images and videos into you stream.
- Friendfeed daily best: I subscribed to many of my Twitter followers on Friendfeed as well. So the Friendfeed daily best feature helps me filter the most valuable discussions.
- FFholic.com: A collection of the most discussed, commented, liked, etc. Friendfeed messages.
What are your tips?