The Telling Stories team has been really pleased with the response it has had to the Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics resource since joining Twitter earlier this year.
Not only have we been gradually building up our followers, but recently we have received some great unsolicited feedback about the resource from various followers including JGD UK – a charity dedicated to improving the awareness, prevention and management of Jewish Genetic Disorders in the UK – and MedSchool Project, a group of students aspiring to do medicine at University.
Other followers include Nursing Science Watch, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Rare Disease report, ChooseWell Wales, Genetics Watch, Patient information Forum, Rare Disease UK, Genetic Alliance UK and numerous support groups (including Arrhythmia Alliance, Huntington’s Disease Association, SWAN UK, Sibs UK, Beating Bowel Cancer, Chromosome Foundation, Sickle Cell Society and Heamophilia Society).
Our Tweets provide followers with updates about the Telling Stories resource (including how they link to national and international awareness raising events such as National Cholesterol week, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Parents’ Week, Self-care Week, World Diabetes day, Movember and Decembeard), as well as news about project team members and activities.
As well as helping to spread the word about Telling Stories, our presence on Twitter has also resulted in an increase in traffic to the Telling Stories website and interactions with organisations that we would not normally have reached.
Lots more Tweets to come from Telling Stories in 2013!
Follow Telling Stories on Twitter: @GeneticStories