Introduction to Kudos
Ann Hutchinson (University of Hull)
I would recommend all researchers consider using the Kudos site to help them disseminate their work widely by using plain language to describe what your research is about and why it is important.
Kudos is a free service that helps you broaden readership and increase the impact of your research which I have found very useful for explaining our work in plain language and for enriching it with links to related materials such as the original paper, news stories, blog posts or the home page of our research group. It is simple to use and you can generate a link to share on Twitter.
Kudos also provides a one-stop shop for multiple metrics relating to your publications, including ISI citations, social media shares and news stories.