Wednesday, January 8, 2014

From momentary meetings to digital connections: Connecting with Feedly at the Digital Health Summit

We've all been there: Attending a conference, we're moved and inspired by the stories we hear and the people we meet. But after a day or two, we go back to our "real world," and those connections fade away. One of the greatest outcomes of the social media revolution is that it doesn't have to be that way.

The next time you're at conference (maybe you're even in Las Vegas with me this week attending the Digital Health Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show), don't just be inspired and move on. Make a digital connection with those who inspire you and with those who share your source of information. Follow them on twitter. Conect with them on LinkedIn. Subscribe to their blogs.

While twitter and LinkedIn are pretty easy, finding and subscribing to multiple blogs can be a little daunting. The good news: it just got a little less scary. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of Edwin Khodabakchian and his amazing development team at feedly (special shout-out to Remi Trang), you now have an opportunity to subscribe to the blogs of all of the Digital Health Summit presenters. Here's how:

Smartphone/Tablet Users:

  1. Download the Feedly app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play
  2. Select "Add Content" and type in #DHCES
  3. The speakers' blogs will appear; simply add any feeds that look interesting
Web users: 

  1. Link to
  2. Click the green "Follow" button to add the bundle of feeds to your account

And if you're interested, you can also check out the speakers' twitter list here, and a complete list of speakers' digital footprint maps (web, twitter, youtube, blog, etc) can be found here

Go ahead - make the connection! And don't forget to follow along with the conference backchannel on twitter - #DHCES