Altmetric Blog

Widgets gone wild

Cat Williams, 19th March 2014

It’s been a few months since we launched the Altmetric widget for bloggers; so far we’ve had some great feedback and seen an encouraging amount of take up.

We thought we’d take a look at some of the implementations to date to help inspire others who might like to do the same:

1. figshare

Fellow Digital Science supported start up figshare have added a customized version of our widget to their blog. The widget is pulling in all articles tracked by altmetric which are related to the keyword phrase ‘data management’.

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Mark Hahnel, founder of figshare, comments; “Adding the Altmetric widget to the blog is a great way of helping our readers discover new, relevant content which may not otherwise have come to their attention – and it’s useful for making sure my team keep up to date with the latest research!”

2. thescepticalcymist

The team at Nature Chemistry have long been interested in altmetrics, and in particular the new insights that it can offer for development in the discipline. When we published our 2013 Top 100 list, they made one too.

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With thousands of monthly visitors, their blog regularly features the brightest and best (or, more recently, asks pressing questions such as ‘How cold is cold, and how big is a drop of liquid?’)

This content is now further supported by an embed of the Altmetric widget – which in this instance provides readers with a reliable source of the chemistry articles currently receiving attention online.

3. keitabando.org

Altmetrics fan @keitabando has created his own version of the widget for his blog. This embed takes advantage of the different sizes offered in the generator coding, and sits really nicely alongside the other content on his site.

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Now it’s your turn…

The widgets can be updated and reformatted as often as you like – perhaps you might like to think about a keyword of the week feature? As a way of alerting authors to the most-talked about papers of the moment in a specific field, the widget enables blog owners to continually share and highlight valuable research content in just a few clicks.

Can’t wait to get started? Click here to create your own version of the widget today

 

8 Responses to “Widgets gone wild”

Digital Science (@digitalsci)
March 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

Widgets gone wild via @altmetric http://t.co/aQcMAadNkE

Altmetric (@altmetric)
March 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

Have you tried our #altmetrics widget generator yet? Some great examples in this review: http://t.co/TvRD0lZFtF #blogs #scicomm #research

Keita Bando (@KeitaBando)
March 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

#Awesome! http://t.co/bHXWTejUVP #Altmetrics fan @keitabando has created his own version of the widget for his blog.

@devinberg
March 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

Nice way to link to further reading. "Widgets gone wild - http://t.co/4eMxvYD1UW" via @altmetric

Fabrice Leclerc (@leclercfl)
March 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

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Digital Science (@digitalsci)
March 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

Have you tried the @altmetric #widget generator yet? Some great examples in this review: http://t.co/NwBHfnSe1o #blogs #scicomm #research

@DrFishmarketing
March 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

Widgets gone wild http://t.co/INSM7JRq32

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