When Prof. Jim Coyne asked me if I would like to write a blog post on Twitter and its academic potential I was delighted. I found Twitter a great help over the last 1 1/2 years that I used it and was happy to share that enthusiasm. The emerging blog post was a product of me answering several questions Jim posed over the email. Here it is! http://blogs.plos.org/mindthebrain/2013/12/09/advice-to-junior-academics-on-how-to-get-involved-with-twitter/
I hope that you find it useful. Let me know what you think!