By Guinevere Dy-Agra
If you check my profile in my social media accounts, it’s always mom first. I am not super techie girl, but it was being a #jugglermom that actually made me stumble upon social media. Since I didn’t have time to watch TV or the news, I relied much on Twitter for real-time news and traffic updates and “Walang Pasok” advisories.
Then I started following medical societies and institutions like Mayo, Chest, NEJM…browsed thru interesting threads and conference highlights. In 2015, I started live tweeting as a means for “taking notes” while attending conferences. To my surprise, I suddenly found my tweets being liked and retweeted by people I didn’t know. So you check their profile, follow them back, building your Personal Learning Network in the process.
Naturally, I had to spread the word. Hence the birth of Philippine College of Chest Physicians’ GEEK CAMP (Generating Efficient ways to Enhance Knowledge), sharing tips on use of #SoMe for learning. Within a year we have grown significantly and we aim to keep growing!
So thankful to be in this age of technology, where you can still be in-the-know while being on-the-go.
Aug 2018 Health and Lifestyle