Twitter continues growth with Hospitals

by Ed Bennett on April 8, 2009

in Hospitals, twitter

Here’s an updated chart showing the number of Hospital Twitter Accounts vs. YouTube. The old chart was getting picked up on several blogs.

As of April 4, 2009, there were 132 Twitter accounts vs. 126 on YouTube.

As of April 19, 2009 there were 140 Twitter accounts vs. 128 on YouTube

As of May 25, 2009 there are 201 Twitter accounts vs. 135 on YouTube


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Mike Templeton April 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

My take on the numbers: Twitter is by and large much easier to handle than online video. Videos take time to shoot, edit, upload, etc., and people won’t watch just anything. It’s not as simple as throwing up old TV commercials and expecting a response.

Twitter takes minutes to set up, is easy to customize, is easy to update and the number of people using it is growing at an alarming rate. It’s a very simple way for a hospital to start injecting some personality into an institution and make themselves available to consumers in ways they haven’t been before.


Greg Friese April 12, 2009 at 8:42 pm
Ed Bennett April 13, 2009 at 6:20 am


True, Just having an account doesn’t ensure success, but it is a big step for conservative organizations like hospitals. Tracking that step is a one of the goals for this site.
I have no plans to extend the list beyond hospitals, but welcome others to build similar lists.

Thank you,



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