The use of Twitter hashtags to promote conferences and share presented content is on the rise. Twitter and other social-media platforms can boost outreach, engagement and peer-to-peer networking beyond conventional conferencing. In June 2017, the science communication project, Biotweeps, hosted its first annual conference. More than 1,200 people responded worldwide, with a theoretical reach of some 22 million followers.
Cite as: Caravaggi A, James K. Twittersphere: Conferencing in 140 characters. Nature. 549:458.