Monday, June 17, 2013


Faster than a speeding bullet.

More powerful than a locomotive.

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

Superman?  Yes.  And what else?

TWITTER.  Either you're a fan, or not and if not, the title of this blog post must having you thinking what the *&^$%&& is up with the @@@@ and the #####.  But twitter.  Each one of those super statements is an aptly metaphoric description of the 140 character twitterverse.

The messages move quickly.  A well constructed tweet can pack quite a punch.  Seen by enough people and shared by a few others and yes, twitter is one of the tightest spring boards available today.  Information is shared globally.  In real time.  Twitter doesn't leap buildings, it jumps continents and sails across oceans in milliseconds.

Meeting Tweeting is definitely twitter on steroids and can be mighty challenging for those of us with (ahem) attention issues, working memory deficits or to be completely blunt: Chemobrain.  Yet, it can be done.  And, it WILL be done tomorrow for sure and likely on Wednesday, too.

June 18th and 19th.  New York City.  The 92nd Street Y.  The State of Now is the theme of the 140 Conference which will highlight health, wellness, fitness and food.  I was graciously offered a press pass and I enthusiastically accepted.  Twitter is not only a conduit for moving ideas and news, it's a bridge between people and that is how and why I will be at the 92Y tomorrow.

I'm anxious to see what Tal Givoly has to say about Medivizor which continues to impress me several times a week with notifications about new research and clinical trials and discussions among those of us interested in the information. Evidence based information. He will be giving a ten minute talk tomorrow.

Dr. Kevin Campbell is also speaking.  I love this piece he wrote about patient blogging and how it holds "unlimited possibilities for improving health and battling disease."  Then, there is Katherine Leon, someone I know from twitter and now I will have the opportunity to meet her in real life.  #IRL in twit talk.  She and I shared a guest spot on a tweet chat about a year ago.  She's got one very smart young son.  He doesn't care for those big pink ribbon magnets he sees on cars.  I believe he told her those people are using the ribbon for swag.  Brilliant kid.  Katherine is presenting with Inspire, an online support community.  Katherine is no stranger in speaking about her experience with spontaneous coronary artery disease.

There will be a live feed from the event.  It can be accessed here.  It begins at 9:00AM.  The schedule is available on the 140 Conference event page.  I'm ready to be wow'd.  And then, there's twitter.  I hope I  can keep up.  If you aren't tweeting or, as I like to call myself, a twIdiot, you may notice something different on the right side of this blog.  It's a twitter feed.  Mine.  Anything I'm hearing at the 92Y will be tagged #140You.  Tomorrow!

Today, there may not be much.  I have to prepare for two presentations next week.  Plus, it's expected to be sunny and in the 80's.  It's a day for gardening and swimming and fresh air.  And a laptop underneath the umbrella on the patio.  And at 9PM, that feed on the right should be flying for about an hour.  With #BCSM.  Then bed, then drive, then #140You.  Stick around and stay tuned......


  1. Do you use to tweet for #bcsm? Or another platform?

    1. Was using tweetchat SmartStream. Will go send into in a tweet! Still learning the platform. oneQube acquired tweetchat -- You can set up account there in no time. You should be good to go!

  2. I am looking forward to your tweets from #140You starting tomorrow. It sounds like it's going to be a great conference. Special cyber hugs to you and your mom!


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