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Understanding Twitter

Maclean, Fiona; Jones, Derek; Carin-Levy, Gail; Hunter, Heather


Derek Jones

Gail Carin-Levy

Heather Hunter


This opinion piece introduces, defines and considers the application of Twitter within occupational therapy research and education. It defines the social networking tool and then examines its potential for use in occupational therapy education, by students and within research. The opinion piece raises critical issues that the profession must address in relation to the responsible use of Twitter but strongly advocates it as a form of social media that needs to be better understood and utilised by educators, researchers and practitioners within occupational therapy.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 13, 2012
Online Publication Date Jun 17, 2013
Publication Date 2013-06
Deposit Date Mar 17, 2023
Journal British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Print ISSN 0308-0226
Electronic ISSN 1477-6006
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 76
Issue 6
Pages 295-298
Keywords Occupational Therapy