I know many people think twitter is a crazy waste of time.
To be honest, I joined twitter somewhat reluctantly as I had no clue what it was about…and what value it might add to my career. But, other dietitians urged me to give it a try. So…I joined.
At first, I spent very little time tweeting. I was a bit unsure of what I should really even say. But, soon enough, I realized I could follow other health care professionals around the globe that shared my interest in digestive health and I started to shared information that I knew–and in return, I received information I was seeking from others. Now…I have to say, I love twitter!
One of my favorite things about twitter is twitter chats. And this is where you all come in. I will be moderating a twitter chat with two very smart Monash University FODMAP researchers, Jaci Barrett and CK Yao, on March 24 at 7 PM EST US time (Boston)….that would be March 25 at 10 AM Melbourne time and March 24 at 11 PM London time! And I hope to have participants from all over the globe. You don’t have to tweet during a twitter chat–you can just follow the tweets! But if you want to ask a question….of course
chime tweet on in!
So here is how it works. Get a twitter account. Follow me @KateScarlata_RD I will be on twitter at 7 PM EST US on March 24 at 7 PM with the Monash researchers and will start asking questions. If you want to follow all the questions I ask and all the answers that roll on in… put the twitter chat hashtag in the search bar on your twitter home page. The twitter hashtag needs to be placed on all tweets associated with our ‘chat’. The hashtag is #fodmapchat
When you put fodmapchat in your search section on your twitter home page you will start to see tweets related to our fodmapchat! You will need to keep refreshing your search bar to get the current tweets that are being typed in.
The twitter chat goes fast–lots of answers and tweeting back and forth. The chat lasts for one hour.
Remember if you want to ask a question– be sure to put #fodmapchat in your tweet–or it will likely get missed. I can’t promise that all questions asked will get answered but…many questions will be answered! And if you have any burning questions–leave a comment and I will try to ask them during the chat!
OH…and I gave away two 21 Day Tummy Cookbooks today! Congrats Donna and Lora!