Tweeting at #ISHLT2018
New to Twitter? Below are some frequently asked questions, tips and links to sites where you can learn more about the benefits of communicating via Twitter before, during, and after the meeting!
What is Twitter anyway?
Twitter is an information network made up of 140-character messages called Tweets. It's an easy way to discover the latest news related to subjects you care about. It's also a microblogging network that allows you to connect with people and businesses, build friendships, share your experiences, and get the 411 instantly about what matters to you.
How to create a Twitter account:
Do I have to Tweet?
Messages from users you choose to follow will show up on your home page for you to read. You don't have to Tweet to participate in the benefits of Twitter! Reading Tweets and discovering new information whenever you check in on your Twitter timeline is where you'll find the most value on Twitter.
How to use Twitter with your phone or tablet:
How to start using Twitter:
It's best to begin your journey by finding and following other interesting Twitter accounts. You can start by following ISHLT! If you are attending the meeting in April, this will enable you to read all of the other attendees' comments on Twitter about what they're learning and finding interesting at the meeting. If you are not attending the meeting, following ISHLT will enable you to learn more about what is going on and feel part of the meeting. Tip: One great way to find more interesting accounts is to see who those you know or admire are following. (Click here for help finding other interesting accounts.)
What is a Twitter "Timeline"?
Your Twitter homepage is called your "Timeline". Tweets from those you follow will show up here. Click links in others' Tweets to view articles, images or videos they've linked to.
What is a "Hashtag" (#)?
A hashtag is a discovery tool that allows others to find your tweets, based on topics. You can click on a hashtag to see all the tweets that mention it in real time—even from people you don't follow.
Confused by Twitter lingo?
Check out the Twitter Glossary containing definitions for a ton of Twitter terms.
Want help setting up your Twitter profile?
Click here to learn about adding a profile image, bio, and more to customize your Twitter profile!
Want to start tweeting your own comments and content?
Click here and follow the links for more information. Here are some other useful links to learn about Twitter and tweeting, retweeting, replying, and more:
Join us on Twitter today!
We hope you will get more out of your ISHLT 2018 experience by joining the Twitter community! Sharing comments about what you are learning—and reading about what others are learning in various sessions—is a great way to enhance your experience at the ISHLT Annual Meeting. A #ISHLT2018 Twitter feed will be scrolling across the bottom of the mobile meeting app home page providing real-time commentary and information.
See you on Twitter!
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