Conferencing in 140 characters

Anthony Caravaggi, Katherine James

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The use of Twitter hashtags to promote conferences and share presented content is on the rise. Twitter and other social-media platforms can boost outreach, engagement and peer-to-peer networking beyond conventional conferencing. In June 2017, the science communication project, Biotweeps, hosted its first annual conference. More than 1,200 people responded worldwide, with a theoretical reach of some 22 million followers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458
Issue number458
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes


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