To follow the news and social media ‘mentions’ received by article in Altmetrics (without first going through Dimensions) create an account in Altmetrics (Altmetric Explorer for Institutions). Retain or uncheck the default setting for searching only VUW publications.
At the page for the article click on the following to set up an Alert:
Enter your email address below and you'll get a message from Altmetric whenever somebody mentions this research output online.
To follow the ‘mentions’ received by a author, search for them (this is easier if they are a VUW researcher). Save the Search and in the Saved Search area select the frequency of emails. This information can also be used to generate a sharable report.