Everyone is using Twitter these days. It’s a great way to communicate and keep up to date with your social network of friends and interests. Therefore, we thought you’d be interested in being able to hook up your Mendeley and Twitter account so that folks can keep up with your research interests and output.
Just follow these simple steps and you should have your Mendeley account connected to your Twitter account in no time.
- Log into Mendeley Web (http://www.mendeley.com)
- Go to the account details section.
- Then select the Sharing/Importing tab.
- Click on the “Connect” button. You will be sent to Twitter’s website so that you can authorize the connection. (Don’t worry, we do not have access to your Twitter details, that’s why you are sent to their website!)
- You’ll be sent back to Mendeley after approving the connection on Twitter’s site.
- You can now select which activities you perform in Mendeley will be tweeted in your Twitter account. Simply check or uncheck the boxes you want and click “Update settings”.
Here’s an example of a tweet of someone adding a new publication to their “My Publications” folder:
I just added my own publication: ‘Effects of gene flow on phenotype matching between two varieties of Joshua tree…’ mnd.ly/11Egj98
— Jeremy Yoder (@JBYoder) March 25, 2013
So there you go, you can now have Mendeley automatically tweet selected bits of your Mendeley activity. We look forward to reading your tweets!
Here are the previous entries in this twelve part How-to series:
- How to merge author names
- How to drag and drop PDF links into Mendeley for direct download
- Generate BibTeX files for your collections for use in LaTeX
- How to check for duplicate entries and merging
- How to copy & paste formatted citations anywhere (LaTeX too!)
- How to add supplementary data to references
- How to keep references and documents unpublished (out of catalog)
- How to export your annotations (alone or with your PDF)
- How to merge contiguous citations with word plugin.
- How to search your notes (and other fields)