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Google Realtime Search

Google Realtime Search allows you to keep up with developments as they happen from Twitter, Facebook, and blogs around the web. Go to and conduct a search on a topic of interest. The results will appear on a constantly refreshing screen so you can see new updates as they happen. You can also access Realtime by clicking “More” from the regular Google menu.

Get Involved with the Healthy People 2020 Initiative!

Hopefully you have had an opportunity to visit the newly redesigned Healthy People 2020 web site since its official unveiling on December 2, 2010. The site includes several mechanisms for you to stay informed and participate as the Healthy People 2020 objectives are rolled out. Subscribe to Healthy People E-Mail Updates to receive the Monthly e-Bulletin or the periodic News You Can Use, featuring new tools, events, and resources to help you implement the initiative.

Connect with Healthy People on LinkedIn to find other professionals implementing the initiative, in order to network and share your ideas. To stay current with the latest information, follow Healthy People on Twitter; @GoHealthyPeople. And finally, join the Healthy People Consortium, a diverse and motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2020.

Report on Twitter Use

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project reports on Twitter users. According to the report, 8% percent of the American adults who use the internet are Twitter users. Some of the groups who are notable for their relatively high levels of Twitter use include young adults, African-Americans and Latinos, and urbanites. See the full report at

Social Media and Disaster Response

The March 2010 TEDxNYED talk, “The New Volunteers: Social Media, Disaster Response And You,” was presented by Andy Carvin, Senior Strategist at NPR. In this talk, Andy gave an overview of the way the Internet and Social Media tools have changed over time to create a new set of tools and resources for responding to disasters. See

A New Look for the NN/LM EP&R Toolkit!

Based on feedback provided from the Toolkit Usability Report, the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit now has a new look, with a “cleaner” presentation of content. New features have been added, including a section for EP&R related Twitter feeds, and easier access to weather alerts and warnings. There’s also a new tutorial on how to navigate the toolkit.

Use the “Add This” Button to Share NewsBits & Latitudes articles

Add This Widget On the upper right of our web page is the “Add This” social bookmarking widget. It allows you to share our NewsBits and Latitudes articles on popular social networking sites — or any other web sites — such as Facebook and Twitter. Just click on the button and choose from a list of popular services.

Social Media Policies

Are you curious about the social media policies of other institutions? Take a look at the growing list at HLWIKI:

It includes links to policies for health care institutions.

Follow, Fan and Connect with NLM

Check out all of the ways that you can communicate with NLM using social networking services like Facebook and Twitter on NLM’s “Follow, Fan and Connect with NLM” page:

The page includes Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, and e-mail lists.

NLM Launches Facebook Fan Page

The National Library of Medicine has launched a Facebook fan page. The goal of the new page is to share news, information, fun facts and important links with interested readers.

To become a fan, log in to your Facebook account and type “National Library of Medicine” in the search box. For more information, see

How to Present with Twitter (Free Online Book)

Have you thought about using Twitter to engage the audience during a presentation? If so, you may wish to download a free, online book on how to use Twitter in presentations. The book discusses benefits in using Twitter in your presentations. Sections include how to “survive the experience” and how to respond to the audience. To download, see