Twitter perhaps isn’t what immediately springs to mind when first thinking about connecting and networking as a health and social care professional however it can be an extremely powerful little thing to have in your professional tool kit.

Twitter allows for global connections at the touch of a button and in the palm of your hand – it’s worldwide expertise via your mobile phone and because of this is can be very useful indeed. Twitter can be used for connecting with like minded or diversely minded people, to ask questions, and to share knowledge, ideas, experience and expertise. Twitter is also a good place to hold organized discussions around predetermined subjects which can help with continuing professional development. And Twitter can be used to support and be supported through the engaging with and becoming part of communities of practice.

The Power of Twitter is a slide presentation charting Joan Pons Laplana’s journey into using Twitter and explains how 140 characters can be immensely powerful.