According to Altmetrics.org, "altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship."
An example of Altmetrics include, but not limited to:
This section lists tools that a researcher can use to assist in monitoring their online research presence.
Courtesy of http://altmetrics.org/tools/
Let's begin building or reinvigorating your Twitter account! By building your online presence, it will increase the likelihood of social sharing between counterparts. This means a better impact through altmetrics.
Twitter is an excellent social media outlet for academics interested in boosting their scholarly presence in a non-traditional way. Twitter can be a great place to begin discovering and building strong online professional relationships. It helps to strengthen your digital footprint which in turn builds credibility. It also allows the opportunity to listen and be a part of your network’s conversation.
Once that is created, the next step is to create a profile with Impactstory. This is a great tool that can let you see how your research is being shared online.