A number of Healthcare Social Media Europe (#hcsmeu) community members have reached out to ask me about the future of the Friday lunchtime chats subsequent to my having reluctantly withdrawn from regular moderation last May due to pressure of work.
Some long-standing #hcsmeu stalwarts have stepped into the breach to moderate when they could, but the irregular nature of recent events has frequently led to confusion.
Whilst the utility of #hcsmeu as a means of sharing information and conversation throughout the week is proven and seems set to continue, the future of #hcsmeu as a tweetchat is uncertain.
I am proud and grateful to have been associated with a community that has staged three real-life not-for-profit events and over 150 tweetchats. However, rather than let #hcsmeu-as-a-chat dwindle into irrelevance, I’d like the community either to agree to bring it to a conclusion, or to reorient it.
To that end, your contribution to the following poll would be much appreciated. I would also welcome your sharing your thoughts and ideas either using the #hcsmeu hashtag, or by adding them below as a comment.
Update: 5 November
The people have spoken: the scheduled chat is dead. Long live #hcsmeu!