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Twittering for Health – PR Week Post #11


June 17, 2009

(Click here for the orginal PR Week post)

At least twice a week, someone asks me if I am a regular Twitter user because they have seen I have an account.  Despite being followed by a grand total of three people (who are sadly gaining very little from my account at present), I have to say I am not.

Until this morning however I felt quite bad about this and was actually considering starting to act like a ‘Twit’ in earnest.  That was before I read the results of OnePoll’s survey which said that Twitter was Britain’s least trustworthy site. Although it didn’t come as much of a surprise, given the number of people twittering about health, this is slightly worrying.  It remind me about the time when the internet started all over again.  Regulation, de-regulation, freedom of speech?  I agree and disagree in equal measure.

I would be interested to know whether admission applications for City University London’s degree in twitter (http://www.prweek.com/uk/news/913674/degree-Twitter-offered-City-University-London/) drop off as a result.

Originally posted to PR Week on June 17, 2009