During the IFFS/ASRM 2013 Annual Meeting, all participants are invited to post opinions, reports, and feedback on the meeting’s Twitter Wall. The Twitter Wall can be viewed at the Convention Center’s Main Lobby. All you need is a mobile device with an installed Twitter app, or a web browser.
Setting Up A Twitter Account
Go to www.twitter.com
, and sign up. You will need to enter identifying information and agree to the terms of service. You will need to verify your email address before continuing. Twitter will walk you through a setup wizard of sorts, and ask you to follow five or more people. This is optional, though the website doesn’t give you an option to skip it. Search for “#IFFSASRM
” if you wish to follow the messages at the conference, and search for “@ReprodMed
” if you also wish to follow ASRM’s Twitter feed. Otherwise, at this point, if you don’t want to go any further in the setup wizard, go back to www.twitter.com
and independently update your profile page and if desired, add a photo. Other Twitter users like to see photos of tweeters.
Install a Twitter Application on your Mobile Device
One option for using Twitter is to install a Twitter app on your mobile device. Go to https://twitter.com/download
and select your device. If you do not wish to install an app for Twitter, you can still use Twitter within your web browser.
Sending a Tweet to the IFFS/ASRM 2013 Twitter Wall
You can do this within the Twitter app on your mobile device, or on the Twitter website. On the website, you can post a tweet by clicking on Home and then type inside the left-hand box that says “Compose new Tweet”. You are limited to 140 characters in a single tweet. At the end of each message, in order for your message to appear on the Twitter wall, you must put #IFFSASRM at the end, such as:
Watching a grt pres. on endometriosis by Dr. Jones. Fantastic new data w/2000 pts! #IFFSASRM
Plenary Speaker Dr. Jones starting now – hall packed, exciting, standing rm only! #IFFSASRM
All incoming tweets are monitored by ASRM staff, and those tweets that show up with the hashtag #IFFSASRM and that pass moderation will be posted to the Twitter Wall. In order for a tweet to pass moderation, the following guidelines should be kept in mind:
- Messages must be about Meeting content or activities.
- Messages cannot contain personal information.
- Messages cannot personally attack another person.
- Messages that ASRM considers unprofessional will not be displayed on the Twitter Wall.
We hope you’ll join us in tweeting the #IFFSASRM Meeting in October!