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Power of Analytics! Leveraging Social Media

Altmetrics help capture the "buzz" of your work online!

Altmetrics captures the statistical impact of a source (i.e. journal article, report, research poster...) from the Web displaying your work and the interest it has generated. The rise of "altmetrics" can be seen on personal profiles, journals, databases, and instructional repositories.
Altmetrics can help you capture your impact via:

  • Social media "buzz" (Facebook, twitter, blogs, news media outlets)
  • Page views & downloads - (journal websites, repositories, etc.)
  • Scholarly bookmarks (Mendeley, CiteULike, Twitter favorites)

Best Practice: When you publish or produce work online, use social media to promote your work and start a "buzz".

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