Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Autism Day (Week of April 1, 2013)

Originally posted at THL Blog http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/hashtags-of-the-week-hotw-week-of-april-1-2013/ by Chris Bulin, @Arduanne.

This has been a whirlwind of a week. We started with April Fools Day, which seemed to involve a lot of cats and alternative search methods this year. April is Autism Awareness Acceptance Month and Tuesday was World Autism Day. Tuesday was also the groundbreaking announcement of the BRAIN Initiative that was outlined yesterday on the THL Blog.

I decided to focus on the autism portion of the week, although, as you’ll see from the tweets, the other two are related. I started with the most obvious hashtag #autism. I focused on research and personal stories about autism. As you can see, Twitter delivered.

I clicked through into the #neuroscience and #psychology streams to see what scientists and researchers were talking about this week as well.

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