I wrote this for the THL News Blog.
This will be my last post for some time as I leave campus to complete an internship for the remainder of the summer. It has been a pleasure writing this feature and I hope everyone enjoys reading as much as I enjoyed investigating.
Nothing was really turning my crank this week until I came across this post:
— Erin Disney (@erindisney) May 30, 2013
Then I clicked on the link. They aggregated 16+ million tweets for this study (that’s a lot of data, Batman)! They also talk about the impact of awareness days/months/weeks and celebrity mentions on the social media cycle for oncology. I went to the hashtag mentioned, #soconcology, to find out more.
— Brian Reid (@brianreid) May 30, 2013
— a_silverstein (@a_silverstein) May 30, 2013
Because the report was released just a few hours before I began writing this post, there wasn’t as much reaction as I expected. I think there will definitely be increased awareness and attention in Twitter and blogs as people have an opportunity to digest all of the content. Today also starts the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (#ASCO13), themed “Building Bridges to Conquer Cancer.” There were already presentations scheduled surrounding social media, but the conversation really exploded after this report was released. It’s also beginning to bleed over into the #hcsm hashtag.
— Sam Brown, Inc. (@SamBrownInc) May 30, 2013
— Mike Sevilla, MD (@drmikesevilla) May 30, 2013
— Sarah-Jane Loveday (@sj_loveday) May 30, 2013
— Mike Thompson, MDPhD (@mtmdphd) May 30, 2013
Follow hashtag #ASCO13 for all news related to this year’s Annual Meeting
— ASCO (@ASCO) May 30, 2013
— Sally Church (@MaverickNY) May 30, 2013
— Robert S. Miller, MD (@rsm2800) April 9, 2013
— Don Hackett (@don_dailyRx) March 22, 2013
Happy trails everyone. I’ll see you again in the Fall.