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Are Social Care and Social Work Ready for e-Professionalism on Twitter? – A #SWSCmedia #SocialMedia debate series – 08-May-2012 – #Social #Media #Socmed


Considering the rapid expansion of social media and its’ impact on policies, services and “everyday life”, this is the first of a series of debates on the effects of social media in social care and social work.

In today’s debate we shall focus on  e-professionalism and Twitter as well as its implications for social care and social work.

Twitter has over 225,000,000 users and is adding nearly 500,000 users daily. Twitter is a highly conversational medium and is further changing our notion of connectedness and the way we maintain our relationships, relate to one another, and keep up-to-date with information, news and various developments.

From blogs to news channels, from various conferences to universities, and from individuals to different organisations use Twitter to keep in touch and communicate with others.

Therefore, in today’s debate / Twitter Chat we wish to explore the following questions:

  • What are some of the ways Twitter can be used by professionals and organisations?
  • How can/will Twitter transform social care and social work?
  • What are differences and similarities between online and offline engagement?
  • What is e-professionalism? and how does it apply to Twitter?
  • Are social care and social work ready for e-professionalism?
  • Social media is not all positive, how do you deal with internet trolls?
  • How do you manage privacy and what do you consider appropriate examples of social care engagement on Twitter?
  • What are the pros and cons of using an anonymous account versus own identity on Twitter for social work and social care professionals?
  • Can social care and/or social work professionals discuss work related issues on Twitter?
  • How do you use Twitter in your work? personally? professionally?

Join us @SWSCmedia today 8:00 PM London / 3:00 PM New York when we examine these and other questions relating to e-Professionalism in Social Care and Social Work.

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