• Question: Do any of you have twitter? As an individual I simply love tweeting to my fellow twitter friends, and I think it would be a good way to spread awarness for cancer ?

    Asked by mildredmad to Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by roseandellie, fayeandcoral.
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      Joanna Watson answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I don’t have twitter, but sometimes I look at what other people are tweeting. It would be a good way to spread awareness for cancer and Cancer Research UK have twitter – you can follow them (@CR_UK) if you like.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      That’s probably a very good idea. I’m not on Twitter but perhaps I’ll think about changing that!

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      Leo Garcia answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      Yes – although I generally lurk on it, following lots of interesting people, rather than posting stuff myself.

      Twitter is not necessarily the best medium for spreading awareness of ways of preventing cancer – although I would have thought it was a great medium for generating interest in, say, charity events, or interesting new articles. I follow New Scientist, Nature etc. who often post links to interesting articles, so I don’t see why that wouldn’t work with cancer-related material.

      In terms of generating awareness for things like lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of getting cancer, I would say that television spots, advertisements on public transport and so on, are a good idea. Still, it is great that you are thinking about ways of using new media, as we are still a way off using things like social networking to its full potential. Keep thinking along those lines and coming up with ways to use Twitter for good – I am sure that an idea will come to you in time.

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      Iain Moal answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I do have an account, but I’ve never really used it. The company I work for, Cancer Research UK, has got a twitter account, and its quite popular!