Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Naming and Shaming (Week of March 25, 2013)

I was amazed (and a little horrified) by the number of stories having to do with ethics in science over the last week.  As a student at the School of Information, we heard quite a bit about the incident of public shaming and resulting fallout from PyCon (a conference about the Python programming language).  There … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Naming and Shaming (Week of March 25, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Down Syndrome Day (Week of March 18, 2013)

World Down Syndrome Day is a day to celebrate diversity & appreciate our classmates, friends, co-workers, & leaders w/ Down Syndrome #WDSD— Best Buddies (@BestBuddies) March 21, 2013 Thursday was World Down Syndrome Day, an awareness day recognized by the United Nations, that encourages international awareness and advocacy. Twitter had quite a few posts from … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Down Syndrome Day (Week of March 18, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Brain Awareness Week (Week of March 11, 2013)

As the aunt of a 12-year-old fighting medulloblastoma and sister-in-law to a wonderful woman with Multiple Sclerosis, brain awareness is high on my list of priorities. This week The Dana Foundation and select partners are sponsoring Brain Awareness Week. March is also Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. So this week, I went about looking … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Brain Awareness Week (Week of March 11, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Women’s Day & R-Word & ASL (Week of March 2, 2013)

Following up on yesterday's post about International Women's Day, I spent all week tracking the many different hashtags being used on Twitter to discuss this day and the events and initiatives associated with it this year. In addition to International Women's Day, this week also included the annual day to End the R-Word, and the … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Women’s Day & R-Word & ASL (Week of March 2, 2013)

Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Week of September 1, 2012

This is conference season. And election season. School is starting. There are hurricanes, and news stories, and new releases from AHRQ and the FDA and the IOM. There are so many things going on this post could have run on forever, just from the cool things said and discussed on Twitter THIS WEEK. It's crazy. … Continue reading Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Week of September 1, 2012

Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Writing & Publishing (Week of August 27, 2012)

Yesterday morning someone stopped me on the street on my way into the office to tell me how much she enjoys this series of blogposts, that she watches for them every week, and follows up by checking out the hashtags I mention. She described them as "useful." That is exactly what I like to hear, … Continue reading Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Writing & Publishing (Week of August 27, 2012)

Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Week of August 20, 2012

#BackToSTEM = Back to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) More #back2school #STEM role models: The 5 Most Powerful Women Changing The World In STEM Careers: onforb.es/PfMn8s— CHANGE THE EQUATION (@changeequation) August 24, 2012 If you're not a Twitter fan or you just missed the #BackToSTEM Chat and want to see what was discussed, here is... … Continue reading Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Week of August 20, 2012

Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Crises for the Week of August 13, 2012

Folk seemed to like it last week when the hashtags focused on a special topic, so I am trying that again this week. Today, I've collected tweets on crises, disasters, emerging public health issues, and related time-dependent types of topics. Twitter is and has always been exceptional at the "current events" type of information and … Continue reading Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Crises for the Week of August 13, 2012

Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Peer Review for the Week of August 6, 2012

This week I'm doing a little something special. Rather than the usual overview of exciting hashtag conversations (which I'll return to next week), I wanted to focus on the topic of peer review. This is getting a lot of buzz online, and there is so much content it can easily justify an entire post just … Continue reading Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Peer Review for the Week of August 6, 2012

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Week of July 30, 2012

The big news this week seemed to relate to the shifts in coverage related to the Affordable Care Act implementation, thus you'll see a variety of tags related to these issues, as well as a Twitter chat held by the White House to discuss related issues. In addition, there are a number of tags on … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Week of July 30, 2012