Dan O'Connor

Dan is responsible for translating social media research into the analytic and conceptual frameworks which underpin the team’s product and service development. He is particularly interested in how social media has changed the ways in which people exchange information within networks, and the impact that these changes have had on traditionally top-down information systems, such as those prevalent within the health, education and NGO sectors, where he leads RMM’s activities.

Dan’s focus upon health and education stems from his background in academia: He has a PhD in History and, as well as being Head of Research at RMM, he is a member of faculty at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He has published and lectured widely on the ethics of social media use within healthcare systems, and is involved in the application of social media in medical education at Johns Hopkins hospital.

Dan likes cooking, martinis, and irony. Frequently at the same time.

One response to “A Guide to Using Twitter @ Academic Conferences”

  1. Simon Preece

    Dan – really like your take on the pre-during-post element that something like Twitter helps audiences with. We’ve seen that as a great way for people who want to really develop their involvement in key topic – i.e. finding who is already having the conversation and who is influential.

    Have you – or anyone for that matter – seen any nice examples of how the conference organisers have made the most of the technology – crowdsourcing questions from the floor for example?

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