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Saturday, April 24, 2010

And They’re Off…

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This morning Experimental Biology began officially, as did the tweet-off between Marty Frank, Executive Director of the American Physiological Society, and Dr. Isis, the shoe-loving, smoking hot science blogger.

I have blogged the rules on multiple occasions, most recently here. In short, the participants will try to sign up the most new followers on twitter between 8:00am PDT Saturday and approximately 6:00pm Tuesday. The winner receives all due accolades at a tweet-up in the Hilton bar at 10:30pm Tuesday evening.

So where is our starting gate?

What do you need to do? If you have a twitter account, follow one or both of the contestants. If you don’t have a twitter account, what are you waiting for? Click on over to twitter and set one up; it takes about 2 minutes and a valid email address. Twitter identities are ExecDirectorAPS and drisis. Click on the links and then click the “follow” button. Really, they cannot make this any easier.

Either way, don’t forget to follow me (@PHLane) for updates on this horse race! Or, if you prefer a less “real-time” experience, I will blog updates at this site as well. Also, any tweets related to the meeting will carry a hashtag: #EB10. You can see what everyone is tweeting about EB by searching for this identifier; don’t forget to include it in your own updates!

Also, feel free to say hello if you see me in real life (IRL) at #EB10. I am easy to identify because I am not anonymous or pseudonymous, and my real photo appears on this site. My name badge has been blinged, including a cool pair of martini-sipping kidneys. Furthermore, I use a BlackBerry case that looks like what happens when a leopard gets bedazzled.

Who will win? Will the credentials of an Executive Director draw more followers? Or will the new, improved pants-free goddess prevail?

It’s up to you… Go tweet!

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