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Keeping up to date in your topic area: Twitter

Verifying accounts

You can check for verified Twitter accounts at

The blue verified badge  on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic.

A useful way to keep track of Twitter material by #hashtag, @account, @mention, keyword etc. is through using:

It accurately measures real-time and historical social media data, illustrating information in easy-to-read graphs and layouts that simplify reporting and strategizing.

KeyHole helps you effortlessly track #hashtags, keywords, @accounts and URLs on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook.


Why not start by following or liking...

  • Publisher or journal accounts
  • Fellow academics and practitioners who share work and ideas on social media
  • Organisations that are aligned to your subject area
  • Search using hashtags that are current in your field or area of interest e.g. #vetscience

Conferences live on Twitter

Many conferences tweet live updates from the presentations as they happen. So even if you are unable to attend a conference, you can often dip into some of the discussions.

To find out how to keep track of a particular conference - past or future, look for the relevant hashtag (for example #vitae, #lilac21).Then log in to Twitter and search for the relevant hashtag to follow the discussions.

If you have never used Twitter before or would like a refresher on using it, you can visit the useful twitter guide.  

More information about finding relevant conferences is available in the Conferences tab. 

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