Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280 character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Along with its social focus, Twitter is also regularly used to communicate information about new research, publications, conferences and the like.
Some useful tips for using Twitter to promote your research:
- When creating your tweets, make them interesting – for example, pull out a finding in your research or ask a question the research answers.
- Keep your tweets to 280 characters or less as they’re more likely to be retweeted.
- Link to an authoritative version of your research, preferably a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).