Doctors, Scobleizer, Tweeple and Presidential Election on Twitter

Twitter is a microblogging service where people answer the question "What are you doing?" via 140-character messages from their cellphone, laptop or desktop. Tweeple means Twitter people, members or users. Healthcare professionals use the service for all sorts of interesting posts and discussions. One example is shown below -- the oldest post is at the bottom, the newest at the top:

Fat Doctor
FatDoctor Several nurses upset about election results, so I must try not to appear as happy as I feel.
Fred Wilson
fredwilson family moment: barack wins, gotham gal's crying, jess says 'dad, why arent you crying" emily: 'because he's twittering'

atask ABC says families with incomes over $200K voting 53% for Obama. You mean, some people don't think about $$ first and foremost? Strange.

nickfenton I don't dislike Obama. He's a sharp guy. Just don't get your hopes up too high for this huge "change" he promised. It's called mkting.

Robert Scoble
Scobleizer This is my 15,000th Twitter update. Obama wins!

scanman I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela

scanman R/T rdjfraser: As a Canadian, I am excited for 2 things, 1) to see Obama as President, 2) to see twitter stop talking about the US election

scanman LOL @medpiano. But the Chinese may swing towards McCain. Then we'd have a problem.

DrGourmet I love living here in New Orleans. It's 5 blocks to WholeFoods, 3 to the grocery, 4 to vote, 5 to Audubon park, 6 to the movies. Beautiful!

ruraldoctoring Win, lose or draw, I'm glad Senator Obama got to see his grandma before she died. 20 yrs from now that will mean a lot to him.

Micro-blogging on Twitter is easy, fun and can be very useful and educational if you follow/subscribe to interesting people.

You can read more here: A Doctor's Opinion: Why I Started Microblogging on Twitter and visit my account at Twitter/AllergyNotes.

Updated: 11/05/2008

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