Tweeting from a #science conference? Follow these 10 rules!

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Sean Ekins and Ethan Perlstein have compiled a list of 10 rules for live tweeting from scientific conferences for PLoS Computational Biology. Check out their article for the 10 rules, as well as a bunch of other info about tweeting and how live tweeting can improve scientific conferences! I definitely plan to keep this list handy for my next conference! My favorite rules from the article are below, see the article for the rest of the rules and full explanations!

Rule 1: Short Conference Hashtag
Rule 2: Promote the Hashtag
Rule 4: Conference Twitter Etiquette
Rule 7: Differentiate Your Opinions from the Speaker’s
Rule 9: Meet Other Live Tweeters Face to Face
 
Have other ideas for rules to follow while tweeting at a conference? Let CauseScience know in the comments. Personally, I would add the following rule: Be sure to follow conference rules about spreading data and images while tweeting. Fellow scientists, you know those people that take pictures of all your slides or poster. How rude. And please don’t tweet those images.

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