Which Bioinformatician Do You Follow On Twitter
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10.4 years ago

I mainly use twitter to follow interesting people. @HansRosling being my favorite, but he is not a bioinformatician. So to go short, which bioinformatician is worth following?

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Looks like a community wiki question to me.

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Community wiki it is.

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@David agreed...

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This question has prompted me to pull together a list of BioStars on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/sjcockell/biostars

It's a work in progress, let me know who I've missed...

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you can add me to it if you like @dubiousGeek But mostly I tweet about radio shows

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Good idea, I (@fredebibs) will subscribe to this list

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Good idea, I (@fredebibs) will follow this list

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I would recommend to search twitter using #bioinformatics, #genomics or related #tags to follow the relevant tweets and tweeps. You can use the official twitter client TweetDeck to search multiple #tags in a single window.

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Yeah, this is my strategy, besides a column of people that we at @OpenHelix follow. To see my tweetdeck, you can watch my tip of the week on that: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=6591 It was a hard one to do with the tweetdeck changing in real time while recording...but I think it gets the basics.

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Philippe ★ 1.9k

Hi,

I mostly follow some biologists/bioinformaticians (some of them active on Biostar) with my twitter account. You can have a look at the little number of people I follow there:

http://twitter.com/#!/PhJulien/following/people

Once you have a small basis of people you follow Twitter generally comes with valuable suggestions of new profile to follow (if you use the web interface).

I'm also interested in this thread since I was looking for more worthy people to follow. =)

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Mary 11k

I think another useful way to use twitter is to follow resources, like @OmimOrg, @GenomeBrowser, @yeastgenome, @cytoscape, @galaxyproject, @reactome ...

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@1000genomes is there aswell

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Here is a curated list to start with: http://twitter.com/#!/dnatimes/bioinformatics-wizards

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And another one: http://twitter.com/#!/cass_j/bioinformatics/members

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