Having your work formally cited by other researchers is a very slow process. Altmetrics (number of tweets, blog posts, likes, bookmarks, etc. in social media) are faster and wider-ranging measures of how people—both other researchers and the general public—are interested in your work.
ImpactStory is a free tool that brings together a diverse assortment of altmetrics and traditional citation metrics for your research outputs, including both journal articles and datasets. Run a report on a particular journal article or dataset using its DOI or PubMed ID, or import your entire bibliography of articles/datasets using your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) or a BibTeX file exported from Google Scholar.
Other similar altmetrics tools include Altmetric Explorer (Emory does not have subscription) and PlumX (currently in demo mode in our EBSCO databases, such as Political Science Complete, Econlit and others).
Example of use of PlumX in our EBSCO databases. Note in particular the social media data (shares, likes, tweets).
OpenEmory, an open repository of journal articles authored by Emory researchers, provides number of views and downloads for each article.