[ASC-list] Social media

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Wed Nov 20 23:31:16 UTC 2013

Yeah I agree with Ian.  All the social media recommended so far has an
individual benefit and takes the focus outside of the ASC.  Also the noise
on social media would prohibit any real information gain for members.

I like the idea of a forum attached to the ASC website.  Why? It would be an
incentive for member generation.  Access to some parts, only, if your an ASC
member, lots of intellectual property, our drawcard, and something we don't
see to promote well.  Also, usually, a better search function than social
media, topics stay in full view and if they are categorised properly they
remain easily accessible.


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>    - Dr Melanie Thomson (biomedical researcher from Deakin Univeristy), and
>    prolific tweeter on the frontiers in microbiology. Does Twitter help or
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>    - Dr Martin Delatycki, Director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre of Genetic
>    Health Research on what you get when you pay $99 for your genome? What is
>    the future of personalised medicine and direct to consumer genetic testing?
> The discussion will be deftly navigated by Dr Shane Huntington from 3RRR's
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> *Date*: Saturday 30th Nov, 3:30pm
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