Welcome to my new blog, a formal introduction will follow separately.
Read on for an answer to the question: “If I can’t make it to Denver, how can I actively participate in ACEP’s 2012 Scientific Assembly?”
A) Establish a Data Feed (you can’t participate if you don’t know what’s going on)
- On Twitter, search for and follow the #ACEP12 hashtag and don’t forget to save the search (get a Twitter account now if you don’t have one). This gives you live access to the complete, uncensored, ramblings of all the very fine Tweeps in attendance.
- You can try the same hashtag search on Google+ though there doesn’t appear to be much activity here…
- Alternatively, on Twitter, follow any and all of the following high yield FOAMed folks (Top 10 individual and “official” accounts in order of activity on Hashtracking, as of 10/8 at 23:00 ET. See below for more on Hashtracking):
- There are many, many other excellent Tweeps out there, this is simply a list of the top 10 by volume of tweets at the time of the writing. This list will change throughout the conference and I will try to update it as we move along.
- If you refuse to get a Twitter account check out a live feed here. Or if you’re a Tweep who wants to see how you stack up against all the other people who are going at it, check out this excellent live report at Hashtracker (I’m not sure who created it, but may be credited to @Takeokun?). The page includes interesting stats on overall hashtag activity, top individuals, and a full transcript of all the #ACEP12 tweets starting from 10/6/12.
- Alternatively, set up an account at an aggregrator website, like Storify. Although somewhat labor intensive, Storify allows you to curate items (tweets, photos, text, Facebook posts, etc) from across multiple different Social Media sites and search engines into one coherent stream.
B) Look Alive
Via Twitter, respond to posts, ask questions, re-tweet, etc. You never know what kind of a conversation you’ll end up in. Contributions are coming in from all over the world. Several speakers have been posting throughout the day and I imagine this will continue.
On Google+, try to get a hangout together or just share relevant items with your circles.
You get the picture.
In related news, there apparently was a cardiac arrest in the conference center just prior to the ACLS review session (really happened? hoax? I don’t know…). “As seen on Twitter”
C) Other “Live” Sources
- Dr. Rick Abbott, of Life in the Fast Lane acclaim, has apparently infiltrated ACEP12 with an official looking all-access Press Pass. His post from Day 1 can be found here. Keep checking his page for updates.
- Dr. Michelle Lin, of Academic Life in EM, has posted her Tweet Highlights of 10/9. Check back for updates.
- So far, LITFL and Academic Life in EM are the only EM blogs with “daily” coverage (excluding tweeting bloggers). If you know of anything else, let me know and I will post it here.