Who to follow

The most important step in setting up your twitter is carefully crafting a cohort of people to follow. People who tweet too much, people who tweet about what they had for lunch, people who are trying to sell you the next miracle weight loss pill, all should be avoided. Don't feel bad about unfollowing people. It is an essential part of using Twitter.

I have collected three lists of medical twitter accounts for your consideration.

  1. Glomerulus. This is a collection of people, mostly doctors and medical professionals that are interesting and worth a follow.
  2. Proximal tubule. A collection of all the nephrologists on Twitter I could find. Not on the list, send me a note on twitter.
  3. Collecting duct. A collection of official organizations, including large studies, journals and professional organizations.

Instructions on accessing and using these lists

Step by Step

To find the lists find @Kidney_boy on twitter.

 Use the magnifying glass to search for Kidney_boy 

Use the magnifying glass to search for Kidney_boy 

 Click on my ugly mug to get here. Then tap the gear near the top.

Click on my ugly mug to get here. Then tap the gear near the top.

 Tap on "Lists"

Tap on "Lists"

 Tap on any of the lists to see to check them out.

Tap on any of the lists to see to check them out.

 The buttons at the top allow you to see the tweets from the group, the members of the group and people that subscribe to the group. 

The buttons at the top allow you to see the tweets from the group, the members of the group and people that subscribe to the group. 

 This is the members view. Here you can see all of the members of the group and use the the little blue Head and Shoulders button on the right to follow any one them.

This is the members view. Here you can see all of the members of the group and use the the little blue Head and Shoulders button on the right to follow any one them.

 In the subscribe button you see who subscribes to this list. Remember nothing is private on Twitter. If you subscribe to the Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls Twitter List, your wife and next employer can see that.

In the subscribe button you see who subscribes to this list. Remember nothing is private on Twitter. If you subscribe to the Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls Twitter List, your wife and next employer can see that.

 Press the "Subscribe" text at the top of the page. You will then have access to this list without having to go @Kidney_boy first.

Press the "Subscribe" text at the top of the page. You will then have access to this list without having to go @Kidney_boy first.

 Now, from your twitter profile page, press the gear and you will get this list.

Now, from your twitter profile page, press the gear and you will get this list.

 Pressing the Lists button will show you the lists to which you you have subscribed.

Pressing the Lists button will show you the lists to which you you have subscribed.