Social media can help increase the visibility of your online profile. The following presentation from the UK is a good introduction to using social media. It includes tips for getting the most out of your online presence.
The following social media tools may be appropriate for you, depending on your needs. Each offers online help to get you started:
This list is not exhaustive as there are many other platforms available.
It is important to note that some of these social media platforms will suggest that you upload copies of your publications. Any copies you upload must comply with copyright law and any licencing arrangements with your publisher and you may need to seek permission. It is better to link to publisher websites or copies of your publications in open access repostories whenever possible.
Social media offers many tools for increasing the visibility of your online presence and maximising your profile in the research community.