Like everything, the usefulness of twitter depends on what the user does with it.
Here is an assortment of information that can be obtained if you selectively follow organisations with twitter accounts relevant to your interests or requirements.
@GAPPTeam 28 Jun We've published an article about ethical authorship http://www.theannals.com/content/early/2013/06/25/aph.1MEW2178.abstract#medcomms
@cochranecollab 6 Jun Find out if you're eligible for free access to The #Cochrane Library: http://cot.ag/dVuJ9P
@BMJ_Qual_Saf 21 May How to write a paper about patient safety or quality improvement http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/2013/05/13/bmjqs-2012-001603
@theNCI 19 May Need information about cancer drugs? It's all right here, from A to Z: http://1.usa.gov/15Z3yby
@TheSfEP 14 May Style sheets for users of PerfectIt - http://www.intelligentediting.com/stylesheets_multiplestylesheets.aspx
@CScienceEditors 13 May Free webinars from @AllenPress to cover social media, APCs, author guildelines, marketing, copyright agreements: http://bit.ly/2LYfLp
@AIDSinfo 9 May Looking for fact sheets on #HIV/AIDS-related topics? We have a variety of plain language fact sheets for you! http://go.usa.gov/Ts3m
@wellcometrust 3 May Apostrophes seem to be topic of the week here so we thought we'd share this piece on neurodegenerative disease names https://peerj.com/articles/67/
Of course you can also use it to follow your favourite band:
@RichardHawley 14 Jun For Your Lover Give Some Time http://fb.me/FGfmqGx6
Or even listen to birds tweeting while writing:
@AAGmedical 22 May Are you up early enough to hear tweet of the day on BBC radio 4? I was yesterday…lovely way to start the day http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/totd
If this has stirred your interest, sign on, get yourself an account and join the twitterati*.
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*Definition of Twitterati (from oxforddictionaries. com): keen or frequent users of the social media website Twitter