My involvement in the academic community on Twitter--particularly that of biblical and religious scholars--has positioned me in a unique vantage point, where I see the way academics interact and share information and research and identify that Twitter is actually making a difference in the way scholarship is being enacted in this digital age.
Here is a short presentation on how Twitter is being used by scholars, and the ways it's changing what scholarly communication looks like.
References and further reading
Costas, R., Zahedi, Z., & Wouters, P. (2014). Do altmetrics correlate with citations? Extensive comparison of altmetric indicators with citations from a multidisciplinary perspective. arXiv:1401.4321 [cs]. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.4321
Darling E.S., Shiffman D., Côté I.M., Drew J.A. (2013) The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. PeerJ PrePrints 1:e16v1 Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.16v1
Darling, E. (2013). It’s time for scientists to tweet. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/its-time-for-scientists-to-tweet-14658
Galloway, L.M., Pease, J.L., and Rauh, A.E. (2013). Introduction to Altmetrics for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Librarians. Science & Technology Libraries 32 (4): 335–45. Retrieved from http://works.bepress.com/anne_rauh/27/
McIntyre, G. (2013). Altmetric: Capturing and Measuring Impact in the Social Media Space. ACS WA Conference 2013, 12th November, 2013, Empyrean Function Centre, Perth, Western Australia. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ecupres/3/
Perez-Riverol, Y (2014). In the ERA of science communication, Why you need Twitter, Professional Blog and ImpactStory? BioCode’s Notes. Retrieved from http://computationalproteomic.blogspot.ca/2014/02/in-era-of-science-communication-why-you.html
Priem, J. and Costello, K. L. (2010). How and why scholars cite on Twitter. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 47: 1–4.
Sud, P., & Thelwall, M. (2014). Evaluating altmetrics. Scientometrics 98(2), 1131‐1143.
Young, J (2009). 10 high fliers on Twitter. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/10-High-Fliers-on-Twitter/16488/