Altmetrics is an upcoming movement that attempts to broaden the scope of metrics for scholarly impact. While traditional metrics focus on citations, altmetrics focus on other types of indicators. This can include journal article indicators (page views, downloads, saves to social bookmarks), social media indicators (tweets, Facebook mentions), non-scholarly indicators (Wikipedia mentions) and more. The following are some resources to help scholars
Intro to Dimensions for Researchers video (for AU community members)
Easily look up Altmetric scores for millions of articles. Also contains citations (collected from CrossRef, so it won't necessarily match Web of Science OR Google Scholar counts)
Scholars can create their own scholarly profile, with unique URL, integrating many available resources of altmetrics data. Scholarly works can be imported from sources like PubMed, GitHub and SlideShare or manually added. Works can be "saved", "cited", "discussed" and "viewed".
Altmetric.com creates an "altmetric score" based on available altmetrics to indicate overall level of activity, separated into several categories of indicators. Scores can be generated through an importable bookmarklet or can often be seen integrated into Scopus search results.