Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Twitter Conference?
A Twitter conference is a social media event that occurs from wherever you might be currently seated. This event brings together biologists and interested non-biologists from around the world to encourage communication and collaboration in an online setting.
How do you participate in a Twitter Conference?
All you need is a Twitter account and handle (e.g. @Biotweeps). You can obtain one of these very easily at www.twitter.com. After getting a twitter proﬁle, you only need to search for the hashtag #BTCon18 and/or follow Biotweeps to see all posts that are related to the conference. While it is straightforward to spectate only, without a Twitter account, we recommend setting up an account to get the most out of the conference.
But what if I don’t know how to use Twitter?
There are many guides on how to use Twitter online, for example this guide by the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU): http://www.bou.org.uk/tweeting-better-1/. Also check out this video to help you get started with Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0xbjIE8cPM