From Tweetstorm to Tweetorials: Threaded Tweets as a Tool for Medical Education and Knowledge Dissemination

Semin Nephrol. 2020 May;40(3):273-278. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2020.04.005.

Abstract

Tweetorials are a form of threaded tweets that have emerged as a tool for medical education and knowledge dissemination. Making use of features not available in traditional formats, tweetorials offer novel opportunities for educators of all levels to engage with a potential audience of millions. Despite their increased use, questions remain about how best to create, post, and track the impact of individual tweetorials. In addition, uncertainties about how tweetorials fit into the portfolio of medical educators remain unanswered. This review discusses the emergence of tweetorials, their benefits and drawbacks, recommendations for their creation, and outlines unanswered questions.

Keywords: Social media; medical education; tweetorial; twitter.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Social Media*