Twitterati Flocks to Researcher’s Posts in TheAustralian.com says of Dr. Simon Chapman, author of 400+ published articles:
[F]ollowing conversations with journalist friends who regaled him with tales of their stories receiving enormous spikes in online hits if the link had been tweeted, he decided to embrace the new social media in his arsenal of awareness-raising tricks. It worked.
So, go you and do likewise, just like Lee Skallerup has done! (She inspired me to really get tweeting.)