Each year while attending the annual SHSMD Connection Conference, I publish the Twitter analytics on my blog. For me, it is fascinating to view Twitter adoption and use by healthcare strategists and communicators. Here are the analytics to date for the 2017 SHSMD Conference, along with information on the top Twitter influencers, using the official #SHSMD17 hashtag. I gathered this information from Symplur at 4:55pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. There are definitely more Tweets to come tonight and tomorrow, but this gives you a measure of where we are this evening. Enjoy!
So far, the conference hashtag has led to more than 6 million potential impressions for a total of 2,231 Tweets by 383 different individuals. I want to give a special shout out to first time SHSMD attendees, Kelly David (@KLDavid) and Amy Jose (@amyjose21) for setting the pace on Twitter this year. They both did an amazing job curating the conversations taking place! I also want to give a shout out to my good from Jeff Steblea (@JS_SilverTech) for making the influencers list this year. Jeff is a Twitter newbie and he is really making waves on the platform! Finally, a shout out to my friend and fellow #HCLDR community member Colin Hung (@colin_hung). Colin is a healthcare social media rock star and founder of the #HCLDR Twitter Chat. It was so good to be able to access his insights on Twitter throughout the conference. He definitely generated some of my favorite Tweets, including some from my presentation on Monday. Thank you, Colin. And thanks to all of you who contributed to the conversation on Twitter.