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Autopsy of a metaphor: The origins, use and blind spots of the ‘infodemic’

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, July 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#44 of 2,020)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
205 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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18 Dimensions

Readers on

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77 Mendeley
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Title
Autopsy of a metaphor: The origins, use and blind spots of the ‘infodemic’
Published in
New Media & Society, July 2021
DOI 10.1177/14614448211031908
Authors

Felix M Simon, Chico Q Camargo

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 14%
Researcher 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Student > Bachelor 3 4%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 31 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 23 30%
Arts and Humanities 7 9%
Psychology 5 6%
Computer Science 3 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 31 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 163. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 November 2022.
All research outputs
#202,581
of 22,557,175 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#44
of 2,020 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,505
of 346,578 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#2
of 56 outputs
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