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It can take a lot of time. I do it between things - while I'm waiting on line, in a boring meeting, rocking a sleeping child.... For me, it's a filler. It’s not the main event. A5/#behavioralmedchat
Except for rare circumstances, what I post is spontaneous. I toss it out there, misspellings and weird grammar and all. I don’t waste time agonizing or planning posts. A5/#behavioralmedchat
Remember: IT'S OKAY to scan and check out if nothing grabs you. A5/#behavioralmedchat
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Tweets are so ephemeral it's hard to feel that it makes real impact. Once in a while, you feel that you have entered people’s brainspace in a meaningful way. More commonly, it’s more about steadily contributing drops to the ocean of conversation on a topic. A4/#behavioralmedchat
I have this thing about authenticity. You can kind of tell when people are going for attention and RTs and follows. There are a million people trying to get hits. There is only one voice that is yours. A4/ #behavioralmedchat
So I think posting what you know, what you are passionate about, in a way that is true to your own inner voice, is the way to go. The impact follows naturally from there. A4/ #behavioralmedchat
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A3. Start with people you admire and who post interesting and thoughtful things. Then look at who they follow: they likely get their content from being in the same space with OTHER great people. #behavioralmedchat
A3. Join in on conversations with people you follow. If there's a thread and you can add, jump in - just like you would in real life! And chats like this help you find like minded people too. Who you follow and chat with becomes your audience. #behavioralmedchat
A3. I had a looooong stretch of tweeting into the void. I totally get it! Being consistent, finding your people, hopping into conversations, pushing out interesting content and your unique take on it - these will draw people to you. #behavioralmedchat
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Q3 is on audience building! An issue especially for those just starting out. At first you feel like nobody is listening! #behavioralmedchat
A3. When starting off you want to follow like-minded people and they will often follow you back. That’s when conversations can happen. Make a goal of finding 5-10 new people each day. #behavioralmedchat
A3. Your content builds audience too. If your content is of interest to your audience, they will retweet it and expose it and you to a wider audience. This brings new followers. #behavioralmedchat
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A2. I follow people I admire, including clinicians of all backgrounds, researchers, health economists, scholars, policymakers, journalists, and activists. Curating that list means that I mostly only have good content to choose from. #behavioralmedchat
A2. I’m focused about content: I'm mostly on Twitter to discuss health care policy, social justice, & gender equity.Having a sense of purpose brings things into focus so it's not so overwhelming trying to find content. #behavioralmedchat
A2. Over time, when your interests are clear, people start to tag you on news stories or studies relevant to you. That makes things easier. Another reason to be very clear and consistent about your interest areas. #behavioralmedchat
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Q2. Content is key in #SoMe! Where do you find it? How do you keep up a daily content feed? #behavioralmedchat
A2. I post what I read. I don’t go out looking just for something to post. I also don’t post everything I read---I will post it if it seems like others could be interested or if I want to save it for later or both! #behavioralmedchat
A2. I try to keep the emotional valence of my content balanced, so if I’ve been hammering away at an issue that is a problem, I try to be mindful of that and be sure to also shine a light on things that are super cool and exciting. #behavioralmedchat
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A1. Our mission as scientists, physicians, public health advocates is to have knowledge reach as many people as possible for the largest impact possible. Social media is a wonderful way to realize that goal. #behavioralmedchat
A1. Misinformation spreads quickly, and we can be the steady, sure voices that provide a link to data. And often we are the ones who have to point out where there is insufficient data to make a claim. #behavioralmedchat
A1. It’s not always sexy to be the steady, constant, voice of reason and data. But it’s so important. And the social media platform allows us to have fun and be creative, visual, and entertaining as we broadcast information. #behavioralmedchat
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Q1 for #behavioralmedchat. Why social media???
A1. Because that is where advocacy occurs. Find me an org that does advocacy well but is not on social media. If you want to have an impact on an issue, you have to use the channels by which people get information and communicate. #behavioralmedchat
A1. Social media, Twitter especially, is a great way to get a message to a larger audience. Very little research in scientific journals reaches a large audience. #behavioralmedchat
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A5: Final question is about incentives/disincentives for academics to engage with the community, patients, public... #behavioralmedchat
A5: I believe there are incentives. Tenure and promotion packages require a statement of impact. That statement is more compelling if it extends outside the bounds of citations and journal impact factors. #behavioralmedchat
A5: University leadership should send the message that public engagement is valued and provide opportunities for faculty to learn how to engage the public. Faculty tend to be responsive to the mission of leadership. If leadership is silent, well... #behavioralmedchat
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Q4 is about how academics can engage stakeholders and other sectors to help in addressing #SDOT. #behavioralmedchat
A4: I would love to see more partnerships with the tech industry when it comes to #SDOT. There is so much potential for creative solutions. For ex, I love the work of Kaizen Health in tackling healthcare transportation issues. #behavioralmedchat
A4: Academics can bring these groups together at conferences to discuss partnerships and intersections. We are hoping to do this at #sbm2019. Hope to see you there in March in DC #behavioralmedchat
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Q3 is about how can we bring the community and patients into our conferences. Looking forward to your ideas as @ehekler and I plan #sbm2019 #behavioralmedchat
A3: When we invite folks from outside academia to a conference we need to make sure the experience is of value for them. We need to find out first what they would like to get out of the experience. #behavioralmedchat
A3: This interesting study found that when patients are engaged in the social media discussions in conferences they increase information flow, expand propagation of information, and deepen engagement (more so than physicians). #behavioralmedchat…
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Here is the first question (Q1) in our #behavioralmedchat on #SDOT.
A1: I study behavioral health promotion interventions, and in this space, I do not see enough addressing of issues like racism, mass incarceration, unemployment, insurance coverage, and housing. #behavioralmedchat
A1: I think we need to examine the role of social determinants of health when it comes to research participation as well. Are we engaging the audiences we need to hear from most in our research? This is my biggest worry for the @allofusresearch initiative. #behavioralmedchat
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