Top 3 Social Media Tools Every Researcher & Scholar Needs

The Authorea Team


  • Manage multiple accounts: on one dashboard, control your personal, lab, and misc accounts. Connect not just Twitter, but also Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, Google+, LinkedIn, and Youtube. You can connect up to 3 accounts for free or unlimited accounts for $9.99/month. 
  • Add Columns: easily check notifications, activity, mentions, messages, specific topics, and more in column-view. Right now, Authorea is tracking the keyword "open science".
  • Schedule Tweets: manually schedule or autoschedule (with predetermined optimal times) your tweets. Authorea uses Hootsuite to share your papers and the latest science news!
  • Target: now choose which countries of users you want to tweet to! Authorea holds #OpenScience events all over Europe and the US and we wouldn't want to make you feel like you're missing out if you're not in the area.
  • Attach files: now you can attach more than an image. Try a pdf or word document!
  • Shorten links: don't waste 150 characters on a link. Just copy and paste your long URL into the shortener and get a customized link.
  • Work on the go: Hootsuite has a great android and iOS app so you can schedule and engage wherever you are.
For those looking for a Twitter-only tool, check out Twitter's TweetDeck, a free alternative almost the same features. For more on the difference between Hootsuite and Tweetdeck, check out Razor Social's TweetDeck Versus Hootsuite – The Essential Guide.