29 March 2013 by Ricardo

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.

  1. Log into Mendeley Web (http://www.mendeley.com)
  2. Go to the account details section.
  3. tipstricks  How to series: Connect your Mendeley account to your Twitter account [part 11 of 12]

  4. Then select the Sharing/Importing tab.
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  6. 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!)
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  8. You’ll be sent back to Mendeley after approving the connection on Twitter’s site.
  9. 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”.
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Here’s an example of a tweet of someone adding a new publication to their “My Publications” folder:

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:

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2 Responses to “How-to series: Connect your Mendeley account to your Twitter account [part 11 of 12]”

  1. Mr. Gunn Says:

    Just be aware that you’ll get one tweet per paper, so if you add a bunch all at once, there will be a mini-flood of tweets.

  2. Lucas Says:

    Will there be a way to publish to different Twitter-Accounts or to tweet just activities of a specific group? We try to build a community on Mendeley and would like to synchronize with Twitter but I would do that with my personal account and subsequently share ALL my activities to that Twitter account.