Twittering at MLA 2008

There are a number of medical libraryfolk using Twitter, so I thought it might be fun if we were able to conveniently send each other short messages during MLA 2008. All I had to do was set up the MLA2008 account and register it with GroupTweet.

Here’s how you can join in:

1. Go to and sign up for a free acount
2. Go to and click “Follow.” Shortly thereafter, you’ll receive notifcation that the MLA2008 account is also following you.
3. When you want to send a message to ALL the medical libraryfolk who follow the MLA2008 Twitter account, type: D MLA2008 [Your message here].

The MLA2008 account will take this direct message and tweet it so all who are following MLA2008 receive it.

If you want, you can set up your mobile phone/device to receive tweets (silently or on vibrate when in a session, please- be polite and considerate) and use it to organize or gather information.

Nikki Dettmar today used it to let us know where there was good, free WiFi not far from the Hyatt:

Questions? Check Twitter’s documentation or leave questions in the comments below. 🙂

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  3. Really can’t agree, AJ. Set up was quick and easy. Also, there are no privacy concerns, just users who failed to read the instructions.

    We had great success using it at the MLA 2008 event. 🙂

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