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BirthGenius Twitter Chat – Connecting to the 2.0 Mom

by BirthSwell on July 31, 2011

in News & Noteworthy

#BirthGenius Twitter Chat:

Monthly, now on Fridays at 1 pm eastern.

Dates to be announced!

Want to be notified of the next #BirthGenius chat? Enter your e-mail address in the box and click the “subscribe” button to get free updates.

Join birth and breastfeeding professionals and activists to discuss effectively leveraging the web to empower the 2.0 mom with evidence-based info, affect policy change and grow birth businesses and organizations.

Why Your #BirthGenius Matters

We want women to be armed with the best possible knowledge about birth. We believe that when a women googles “birth” she should find evidence-based information.

And – so that she’ll actually *read* it – the evidence-based information should be packaged up to speak directly and effectively to her.

Birth and breastfeeding pros hold amazing birth genius – knowledge, services, skills, and political actions – that bring evidence-based care to moms.

How do we as birth pros become better communicators – developing spot-on messages, creating websites that speak directly to mothers, and getting top-notch rankings on search engines?

Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the web 2.0 world or you’re a social media maven with a blog and thousands of followers this conversation needs you. Everyone’s welcome!

You’re invited to the #BirthGenius Twitter Chat

Who: Birth and breastfeeding pros and activists who want to arm women with evidence-based information about birth (including midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and volunteers, and birth activists)
What: A Twitter chat to talk about reaching the 2.0 mom with evidence based info
When/where: Once a month, date tba, but nearly always on a Friday at 1pm eastern; #BirthGenius
Your hosts:  Jeanette and Hillary.  Follow us both for updates on each month’s topic!

This your first chat, too?

Here’s how this works.

  • The party’s where the hashtag is at! You can find other people who have joined the chat by watching for the #BirthGenius hashtag. Add your genius by marking each of your tweets with the #BirthGenius hashtag.
  • Apps make it easy. You can follow a party by doing a search on twitter for the hashtag you’d like, and then refreshing the search to read the latest posts. But this gets old fast! There’s a lot of websites that can help you with this – we like TweetChat.com.  Log in for free and enter the chat’s hashtag (#BirthGenius).  A stream of your chat’s tweets refreshes in near real time, plus automatically assigns your hashtag to each post you make – so easy!
  • Chat etiquette. It’s ok to “lurk” a bit – at most chats, it never hurts to watch the stream a bit before you start to tweet. At #BirthGenius chats – feel free to jump in! We’re all learning here.

Interested in co-moderating a chat?

Pitch us your idea at helpdesk (at) birthswell (dot) com and we’ll consider it for our upcoming schedule!

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