15 minutes this morning in my commuter train from my home to work, I was able to catch up these information on my phone Twitter page
When Teachers romanticize their students’ poverty
Boston Hospitals say they are ready for Ebola Cases
Cheese based research
Everything you need to know on Ebola virus outbreak
Great collections of Talks – Our Brains: Predictably irrational
If it is not for twitter, I probably would not have gathered these information in my current busy life. My adventurous journey in the Twitter world continues to be exciting.
Today, July 30th, 2014 Twitter announced its stock market surged by 29% in the second quarter, yet still a smaller player in social network world.
but it is growing
Global distribution of twitter
Why I love it
Twitter is perfect to catch up all health related news around the world. The best thing is its accessibility. Easy to share and collect the info. It helps us to predict the crowd behavior. (Think of 2013 revolutionary political movement in Egypt). It is great tool for self-promotion, especially for entrepreneurs to market themselves. It is also good for supporting a cause that one believe in.
Why I hate it
I worry that I may get addicted to it because I am focusing on everyone’s life but neglecting my own.(it may be too late in my case) At times, I have to question my productivity. The employers may have to worry. It may be a recipe for personal and career trouble. It can be tempting to trash talk. (Remember Charlie Sheen’s twitter bashing). When you see tweets like, “my cat is sick” or I am going to Starbucks for a latte” or “I am bored today”, which has no value and absolutely worthless to follow. Then again, when I spoke to a twitter fan, he says, “it is a personal insight”.
You are what you say and who you follow. Twitter is a powerful tool in public health advocacy if used effectively.